GLASGOW’s ever-popular annual Weekend Orchid Fair has come of age after the 21st event was held over the weekend.

The two-day fair in the city’s Botanic Gardens saw visitors tempted by exquisite flowers and plants from specialist orchid nurseries which also offered them for sale, as well as offering advice on how to keep them.

Colourful displays, along with talks and practical demonstrations, were staged by the Scottish Orchid Society and the Orchid Society of North East England.

The Botanic’s main range of glasshouses were also open for the weekend, and gave the many visitors the chance to enjoy extensive displays of tropical plans as well as Glasgow’s municipal orchid collection.

Orchidaceae – to give them their Sunday name – are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants, that often have blooms which are both colourful and fragrant.

Commonly known as the orchid family, they are one of the two largest families of flowering plant, and are the country’s most popular, although they can be somewhat difficult to look after.

As well as the orchids, the Glasgow Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society put on show a range of easier-to-keep plants for people to admire and buy.