Upcoming NWOS Events
Meetings, Shows, and Socializing
Monthly Meeting – September 13
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.
Fall Show & Sale
October 2 & 3, 2021
Fall Show and Sale at Volunteer Park Conservatory
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: Andy Easton, tentatively “Warmth-tolerant Miniature and Intermediate Cymbidiums”
11/08/21 – NWOS meeting – Speaker: Theresa Hill, “Complex Paphiopedilum Breeding”
12/13/21 – NWOS meeting – Speaker: David Edgley, “Novelty Phalaenopsis Breeding”, Scholarship Recipient Report, Holiday Potluck, Introduction of new Officers, NWOS Annual Meeting report, Schoenfeld and Northen Orchid Awards, and Holiday Plant gifts
The society holds a number of public events throughout the year, including:
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.
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.