Orchids take prime place at the show

This year’s show will see a very special display of orchids and  carnivorous plants. Located in the flower show marquee Scottish Orchid Society President, Mr Peter Timoney will be on hand to answer your questions and give advice regarding your plants.

Peter was Head Gardener at Scone Palace, Perthshire, Scotland, for over 20 years and in that time established, nurtured and expanded the Earl of Mansfield’s world famous orchid collection. This is the country’s largest private collection of orchids and as a result there has been an orchid in flower at the palace every day since 1986

He won many medals and prizes with the Earl’s collection, including a silver medal for their display at the World Orchid Conference, first prize and best in show at the Glasgow Orchid Fair, and an RHS Certificate of Cultural Commendation. He is also a regular expert on BBC Scotland’s Potting Shed programme.

During an interview with “The Scotsman” Peter explained “orchids grow wild in every single continent apart from Antarctica. There are around 90,000 different types, not to mention the registered hybrids. There is no such thing as an average price, either, because you can pay anything from 15 to 45,000 for one.”

He will also have plants for sale at Kinross Show so be sure to take a look. This side of the flower marquee will be open all day.