Upcoming NWOS Events

Meetings, Shows, and Socializing

A Masdevallia strobelii in a small terra cotta pot
Monthly Meeting – June 14

Join us from 7-9PM for our monthly meeting! The meeting will be held on Zoom, and is free and open to the public. Register below

A variegated Dendrobium monoliforme
Fall Show & Sale

October 2 & 3, 2021
Fall Show and Sale at Volunteer Park Conservatory


Next Meetings

Tentative meeting dates and topics for the rest of 2021

03/08/21 – NWOS meeting – Speaker: Marni Turkel, “Less Is More – Small Growing Orchids”

04/12/21 – 
NWOS meeting – Speaker: Jurahame Leyva, “Latouria Dendrobiums”

05/10/21 – 
NWOS meeting – Speaker: Tyler Albrecht. “Dendrobium kingianum & hybrids”

06/14/21 – NWOS meeting – Speaker: Jairul Rahaman – “Symbiotic Relationship between Orchids and Fungi”

09/13/21 – NWOS meeting – Speaker: Bob Hamilton, “The Orchid Craze”

10/11/21 – NWOS meeting – Speaker: Theresa Hill, “Complex Paphiopedilum Breeding”

11/08/21 – NWOS meeting – Speaker: Andy Easton, tentatively “Warmth-tolerant Miniature and Intermediate Cymbidiums”

12/13/2021 – NWOS meeting – Holiday Potluck, Introduction of new Officers, and Orchid Awards

Other Events

The society holds a number of public events throughout the year, including:

Annual Show

The Northwest Orchid Society sponsors an annual AOS judged show which is open to the public. Invited orchid vendors from across the U.S. bring plants to display and sell.

August Picnic

Instead of a meeting in August, the society holds a picnic for all of its members. The picnic is a social gathering held during a weekend in August, the date and location depending on weather.

Northwest Flower & Garden Festival

Most years, the society plans and builds an orchid exhibit as one of the main featured gardens at the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival.