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Eric Young Orchid Foundation

Address: Victoria Village, Trinity JE3 5HH
Phone Number: +44 1534 861 963
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Trinity
Type: Educational Sites, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Educational Sites, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks

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Bolsover, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Comprises a number of greenhouses but only one is open to the public. The orchids are beautiful and varied but the greenhouse is much smaller than expected for the entry fee.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The Orchid foundation was set up in 1958 by a scientist named Eric Young. The orchid display house features permanently planted landscapes that create an impressive and exotic display using raised beds, logs and branches, and traditional Jersey granite, to exhibit the orchids in all their compelling and extravagant beauty. During my visit I observed the veins on the petals... More 

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144 reviews 144 reviews
15 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Extremely disappointing. Whilst some of the orchids are beautiful you can walk around this place in minutes and not even have somewhere decent to enjoy a coffee. Instead coffee is served from self service flasks and money collected in a basket. At least have a decent coffee shop.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
60 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The site is dedicated to orchids and has a good indoor display. The visitor gets a leaflet about the different types of orchids. As a non-specialist, I found it quite difficult to tie the signs in with the relevant plants. They are very attractive but I found a short visit was all I required. The site is a short walk... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Lots of orchids of every colour and shape. Some of them very alien looking. If you like orchids this is the place to go. It is not open every day.

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Horley, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

If you like orchids you will love this, when we visited most of the orchids were in flower and were a delight to see, we have taken some wonderful photo's which we intend to print off, whilst we were there we could purchase a cup of coffee and we also bought a lovely illustrated brochure, well worth a visit.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

thought the displays were brilliant, and such a wide variety of species also the chance to buy such beautiful specimens at such reasonable prices

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

If you like plants and orchids you will love this place. Collection built up over many years by Eric Young & now maintained as an attraction with his name. The main covered display area aims to maintain a constant display of orchids by moving plants from its other glasshouses as needed, producing a very professional display, the envy of many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Whilst on holiday we visited this attraction. We were let in for no charge as me and my wife were there as part of holidays for heroes. My wife loves orchids so she loved the orchid foundation as we had them for our wedding flowers. It isn't a huge attraction but it is thoroughly interesting and if you are into... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful displays of stunningly beautiful orchids in a natural setting, Not very big, and it doesn't take long to see it all, but well worth a visit. Contrary to the comments of other visitors, we found the place quite easily as it is well signposted from most directions. You can get a cup of tea or coffee here, too. Nothing... More 

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