Near Forches Cross
The ‘Orchid Paradise’ display house is an ever-changing display of the most rare and exotic orchids in their collection. Many of these orchids you won’t see anywhere else in the UK and these plants are part of the nursery collection built up over 60 years. The flowers on show change from season to season. All the orchids are under cover.
Orchid Paradise, Burnham Nurseries, Forches Cross, Newton Abbot TQ12 6PZ
Tel. 01626 352233 www.orchids.uk.com Open 10 am to 4 pm.
Meet: at 12.30 pm at Orchid Paradise for light lunch in the Vanilla Café (Pre-ordering if 10+)
Conducted tour: Entrance to the display house is free, but we plan to take the conducted tour, starting at 2pm. £5 per person (minimum 10 people). This includes free cup of tea/coffee, and an orchid surgery for expert free advice, and even re-potting if necessary. Bring your orchids!
By car: Orchid Paradise is situated north-west of Newton Abbot, just near the A382. Coming from Exeter on the A38, turn off at Drumbridges onto the A382 towards Newton Abbot. You will see brown Orchard Paradise signs as you approach Forches Cross. At the crossroads at the brow of the hill turn right, and the entrance is 200 yards on your left. There is ample free parking.
By bus: From Exeter, take the hourly A39 bus from Stand 3 at 10.30 am, and ask the bus driver to stop at Forches Cross, which you should reach about 11.30 am (or the 11.30 bus arriving at 12.30). Turn right at the cross roads, and the entrance to Orchid Paradise is 200 yards on your left.
Please book with Peter by 6 June