Upcoming NWOS Events

Meetings, Shows, and Socializing

A Masdevallia strobelii in a small terra cotta pot
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.

A variegated Dendrobium monoliforme
Fall Show & Sale

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


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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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

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

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.