Jun 29, 2012

ORCHIDS IN DERBYSHIRE

No, not the kind growing wild, although I am sure there are plenty of those.  This is a collection of photos taken about a month ago at the Sheffield Orchid Society Show which took place in the Cavendish Hall at Chatsworth.

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The only orchid shows we have been to before were in France; one at Dunkirk and one at the Château at Valençay.  They were both glamorous and spacious affairs, with fabulous and elaborate displays.

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This one at Chatsworth was on a much smaller scale, more like a village show. 

On stepping into the hall it was difficult to decide where to look first.  The variety of the exhibits was endless and they were just so beautiful.

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They ranged from the bizarre and colourful to the delicate and subtle.  Some had a lovely fragrance too.

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The hall was quite crowded and noisy, making it difficult to see everything properly, but I’m glad I went and I would go again next year.