McBean’s Orchid masterclass


Come and learn about orchids in our orchid masterclass with Jim Durrant who has been at McBean’s nursery for 48 years and has a wealth of knowledge. This is for anyone who is interested in orchids; beginner of enthusiast!

Jim will discuss many topics including potting, watering, feeding, orchid culture, breeding, pest and disease and the history of the nursery which dates back to 1879. Also bring your own orchids for advice and repotting.

Course details: 

Thursday 27th February

10am – 1pm


2 in stock


Orchids have seduced collectors for hundreds of years. First arriving in Britain from South America in the early 19th century, many people became avid collectors of these mysterious and beguiling plants. Today the fascination continues and McBean’s orchids are unique in terms of their diversity, quality and longevity.


McBean’s was established in 1879 by James McBean and has served the British Royal family with orchids for their homes and weddings for many years. The nursery has a long association with the Chelsea Flower Show and has been exhibiting there since the show’s inception, winning over 70 gold medals. Returning to the show this year is the 117 year old Cymbidium Lowianum orchid, which has been to every show with McBean’s – 101 shows and counting!


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