Orchid Day

See and purchase beautiful, exotic orchids, meet award-winning botanical artists and hear specialist talks as the Orchid Study Group joins us for this special day.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)


11:30 - 12:00 Dino Zelenika: Wild Orchids in the Heart of the Balkans

12:15 - 12:45 Sara Rittershausen of Burnham Nurseries: Basics of Orchid Cultivation

14:00 - 14:30 Teenage orchid grower Archie Smith: Bulbophyllum; The good and the smelly

14:45 - 15:15 Frances Quasada-Pallares: Orchid repotting and mounting demonstration

15:15 - 15:30 Q&A

For more information about the Orchid Study Group, go to http://www.orchidstudygroup.org.uk/


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Dyffryn Gardens


Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.60 £8.60
Child £4.80 £4.30
Family £24.00 £21.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £7.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 May 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Dyffryn Gardens
Call 02920 593328

Upcoming events

Croquet Taster Day

Mon 01 May 2017
Join the Dyffryn Croquet Club on these bank holiday Mondays to have a go at this fun, outdoor sport.

Afternoon Tea

Tue 09 May 2017
Enjoy homemade cakes and scones in the Morning Room of Dyffryn House whilst looking out at our blossoming Edwardian gardens.

Orchid Day

Sat 20 May 2017
See and purchase beautiful, exotic orchids, meet award-winning botanical artists and hear specialist talks as the Orchid Study Group joins us for this special day.

Bonsai Exhibition

Sat 27 May 2017
See all things bonsai at Dyffryn Gardens this spring bank holiday. Watch demonstrations, get some tips and see proof that the best things do come in small packages.

Dyffryn Gardens Experience Day

Thu 15 Jun 2017
Booking essential via online shop. Click here for link. Spend the day at Dyffryn Gardens and learn about the magnificent Edwardian gardens from our talented team.

Big Book Weekend

Sat 24 Jun 2017
Nothing beats getting lost in a good book in a majestic garden on a summer's day. See what literary gems you can discover in our second-hand book fair. Your kind donations will also help us to raise money for our fountain restoration project.