Wild Orchids of Europe






European and North American native orchid information including photos, descriptions, distribution maps, and field trip reports.  Jean-Luc and Elisabeth.  France.

Orchidées Nature

Hundreds of students are involved in innovative approaches to orchid conservation through enterprise and global cooperation.  The school has a micro-propagation laboratory and one of the UK's most extensive orchid collections in its greenhouse where the students grow many species from seed.  Writhlington, Radstock, United Kingdom.

Writhlington Orchid Project

Information about, and photos of, the orchids found in Italy.  Official page of the Italian Group for the Research on Wild Orchids, G.I.R.O.S., (Gruppo Italiano per la Ricerca sulle Orchidee Spontanee).  A book, covering the orchids of Italy, is also available.  Italy.

Orchidee d'Italia

High quality images of wild orchids occurring in Greece, and their habitats.  Greece.

Orchids of Greece

Photographs of wild orchids observed in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France.

Images de Saisons - Orchidées du Languedoc

Orchids found on the Iberian Peninsula.  Brief description of the anatomical characteristics of the Orchidaceae family.  Madrid, Spain.

Orquídeas Ibéricas

Articles, club information, and discussion forum.  Descriptions and photos of local orchids. Minsk, Belarus.

Belarus Orchid Club

Activity, membership, and contact Information.  Also sections about the orchids of Europe.  Formerly known as Associació Orquidològica de Catalunya.  Catalonia/Spain.

Grup Orquidològic de Catalunya - GOC

Membership information for the Lithuanian Orchid Society.  Events, news, orchid magazine, culture tips, photo gallery, and a discussion forum. Conservation and scientific study of native Lithuanian orchids.  Founded in 2010.  Vilnius, Lithuania.

Lietuvos Orchidėjininkų Draugija

Comprehensive site detailing the orchid species, and natural hybrids, occurring in France.  Photos, lists, maps, insect visitors, descriptions, and more.  Philippe Durbin.  Villeurbanne, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France.

Orchidées en France

Pictures of wild orchids native to France and other European countries. Thierry Arbault.   France.

Flore de France

Protecting and promoting the private, cultivated, orchid collection known as Hortus Orchis.  The site features a photo gallery complete with taxonomy and habitat information.  There is also a section describing native orchids found in the province of Bergamo, Italy.

Hortus Orchis

Contact info for the Norwegian Orchid Society (Norsk Orkideforening).  Indigenous orchids with photos.  Post cards.  Founded in 1988.  Oslo, Norway.

Norsk Orkideforening

Information on European and tropical orchids.  Culture notes, newsletters, club activities, and membership information. Founded 1999.  Liège, Belgium.

Club des Amateurs Wallons d'Orchidées

Group concerned mainly with the native orchids of Switzerland.  Contact and meetings info.  Switzerland.


Bringing together orchid enthusiasts and professionals to help protect the 34 orchid species found in Latvia, and to raise people's awareness of the orchid hobby.  In the site's discussion forum, Latvian is the primary language, but other languages are also welcomed. Founded in 2009.  Latvia.

Latvian Orchid Society

Non-profit organization of European orchid societies and other European institutions that have an interest in orchids.  Members work towards protecting endangered orchids and simplifying customs procedures in Europe.

European Orchid Council

Group of orchid enthusiasts who are passionate about the wild orchids found in the region, as well as exotic varieties from elsewhere.  Founded 2007.  Strasbourg, France.

Association Régionale des Orchidophiles de Strasbourg

Showcasing, through images and descriptions, the beauty and diversity of European orchids.  Ivar Edvinsen.  Sweden.

Europas orkidéer

Orchids found in Europe photographed in their natural environment.

Flickr: European Orchids

Members of the Estonian Orchid Protection Club are devoted to protecting the 36 species of orchids found in the country.  Photo gallery of club excursions.  Founded in 1985.  Estonia.

Eesti Orhideekaitse Klubi

News, activities, and information about Dutch and other European orchids.  Publishers of the magazine

Werkgroep Europese Orchideeën

Photographs and other information concerning Denmark's native terrestrial orchids.  Jimmy Lassen.  Denmark

Danmarks Orkidéer

Photos of wild orchids European orchids, mainly from the Central and Mediterranean regions.  Peter Zschunke.  Frankfurt, Germany.