Judging Symposia

Judging Symposia are held on a regular basis (two or more times a year) at Orchid Shows and events at different venues throughout the UK.

The Symposia are aimed at Trainee Judges, to allow them to view as wide a selection of orchids as possible, and to judge them for themselves.

Each Symposium consists of a number of tables of plants chosen from displays at the show (usually four or more tables). These are judged by a panel of expert judges, and Trainees then judge each table and record their results.

Records of results are kept and analysed to determine the Trainees’ progress, and when a score of 75% over 30 or so tables is achieved (rated against the results of a panel of experts for each table) a Trainee may be deemed to become a fully qualified BOC Orchid Judge.

Next Symposium

This is to be held at Bottesford Village Hall, Belvoir Road, Bottesford, Nottingham NG13 0BG,  on Sunday October 22nd 10.00am - 4.00pm.

Lycaste Cassiopeia ‘Wyld Peach’

Photo by Norma Burgess.


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