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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.

BOC Judging Symposia 2023

The second symposium for this year is on Sunday the 8th October
at RHS Harlow Carr Garden in Harrogate, starting at 10.00am.

Lycaste Cassiopeia ‘Wyld Peach’
Photo by Norma Burgess.