Events

Upcoming NWOS Events


Meetings, Shows, and Socializing

A Masdevallia strobelii in a small terra cotta pot
Monthly Meeting – October 11

Join us from 7-9PM for our monthly meeting! The meeting is held at The Center for Urban Horticulture, and is free and open to the public.


For people unable to attend in-person the meeting is also available via Zoom. Register below.

A variegated Dendrobium monoliforme
Fall Show & Sale

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

Local EVENTS

Washington State Fair – 2021

Display Your Orchids at The Fair! Dates: September 3 – 26 (Closed Tuesdays and September 8) The 2021 Washington State Fair will once again be taking place …
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PAST EVENTS

2021 Fall Show

e had a very successful fall show this year. Many thanks to the committee co-chairs, Susan Burgess and Abigail Chang for organizing this and all …
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2021 Washington State Fair

Report From The 2021 washington state fair Thank you again this year to Thuan Nguyen for coordinating the collection of plants and delivering them to two …
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September 2021 Meeting

Report From The September 2021 Meeting Our president, Joe Grienauer, began the meeting by welcoming everyone to our first in-person meeting in over a year. How …
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NWOS Members Summer Picnic

2021 Summer Picnic This year’s Summer picnic was a lovely first for our group.  A first because it was the first time we met in person …
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Next Meetings

Tentative meeting dates and topics for the rest of 2021 and the first half of 2022

10/11/21 – NWOS meeting – Speaker: Andy Easton, “Warmth-tolerant Miniature and Intermediate Cymbidiums”

11/08/21 – NWOS meeting – Speaker: Ron Parsons, “Rarities and Oddities of the Orchid World” This talk features some of the strangest and rarest plants in the orchid family, and includes both terrestrial and epiphytic species.

12/13/21 – NWOS meeting – Speaker: David Edgley, “Novelty Phalaenopsis Breeding”, Scholarship Recipient Report, Introduction of new Officers, NWOS Annual Meeting report, Schoenfeld and Northen Orchid Awards, and Holiday Plant gifts

01/10/22 – NWOS meeting – Speaker: Theresa Hill from Hillsview Gardens, “Paphiopedilum charlesworthii a Giant Among Miniatures”

02/14/22 – NWOS meeting – Annual Culture Clinic and post Flower and Garden Festival Sale. Be sure to bring your questions about culture, and it’s an opportunity to pick up some of the plants from the show.

03/14/22 – NWOS meeting – Annual Auction: This is always a great meeting where those spare rarites from members collections show up for sale and we have a great time to mingle with each other longer than usual.

04/11/22 – NWOS meeting – Speaker: Kelly McKracken from High Desert Orchids, “Artificial Lighting”, a great topic for our indoor growers and anyone looking for tips on supplemental lighting.

05/09/22 – NWOS meeting – Speaker: Tyler Albrecht, “Parvisepalum Paphiopedilum” Tyler spoke to us about Dendrobium kingianum and it’s hybrids last year. This year he is back to talk to us about the wonderful parvisepalum subgenus of Pahiopedilum.

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.