Massachusetts
Orchid Society

Upcoming Events

Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at the Sons of Italy Winchester, 117 Swanton Street, Winchester, MA. Meetings begin at 7:30 pm, but many members show up about about 7 pm to grab a cup of coffee, socialize and set up their plants on the show table.

Guests are always welcome!


Please see event descriptions for all other event times & locations.

Upcoming events

    • 07 May 2016
    • 10:30 AM
    • Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr, Boylston, MA
    This is a publicly-open Judging session of the AOS Northeast Regional Center at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston MA.

    Additional Information
    • 10 May 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA
    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Coffee and plant sales start at 7 p.m.

    Please bring a snack to share.

    Topic: Native Orchids of Northeastern United States and Canada


    MOS and NHOS member George New will speak on the native orchids of New England and Eastern Canada. 
    • 04 Jun 2016
    • 10:30 AM
    • Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr, Boylston, MA
    This is a publicly-open Judging session of the AOS Northeast Regional Center at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston MA.

    Additional Information
    • 14 Jun 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA
    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Coffee and plant sales start at 7 p.m.

    Dr. Kristen Uthus, owner of New World Orchids, will speak on Japanese species and will have plants for sale.

    To preorder plants, please go to http://www.newworldorchids.com/

    Please bring a snack to share.
    • 24 Jun 2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • 25 Jun 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Smith Vocational High School, 80 Locust Street (Route 9), Northampton, MA
    First Annual New England Summer Orchid Fest

    This will hopefully be the first in a long series summer orchid fests hosted by the Amherst Orchid Society. We hope to bring together several orchid vendors providing opportunities to learn about orchid growing as well as pick up new plants for your collection.

    We also hope orchid societies from the greater New England area will provide information about their societies. This way visitors that attend the fest can learn about potential societies they can join to further expand their knowledge of orchids.

    Free Admission

    Friday, June 25: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Saturday, June 26: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Smith Vocational High School
    Northampton, MA

    Smith Vocational High School is located at 80 Locust
    Street (Route 9) next to the Cooley Dickson Hospital.

    www.amherstorchidsociety.org

    Contact info: neorchidfest@gmail.com
    • 25 Jun 2016
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Marcia and Bob Richter's Home & Greenhouse

    Marcia and Bob Richter have once again been kind enough to open their home for our annual picnic. Join us for a barbeque and potluck lunch and explore Bob and Marcia's beautiful greenhouse filled with thousands of orchids.

     

    The MOS will provide drinks, hot dogs, and hamburgers. Please RSVP by Saturday, June 18th so we know how much food to buy.  Look for an Evite in your mailbox. If you do not receive one, please RSVP to sasha@massorchid.org

    Please note: To give our grill masters time to enjoy the event, the grill will run from 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

    The rest of the food is up to you! Suggested dishes (by first letter of last name) are:

    • A-F  Appetizers / Chips & Dip Salads
    • G-L  Desserts
    • M-Z  Salad

    Spouses, significant others and orchid friends are welcome!


    Rain Date, Sunday, June 26th.

    • 02 Jul 2016
    • 10:30 AM
    • Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr, Boylston, MA
    This is a publicly-open Judging session of the AOS Northeast Regional Center at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston MA.

    Additional Information
    • 12 Jul 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA
    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

    Topic: Miniature Orchids with Marguerite Webb

    Marguerite will bring plants for sale.

    Please have your plants on the show table by 7 p.m. so we may start our meeting promptly at 7:30 p.m.

    Please bring a snack to share; if you do, you receive an additional raffle ticket.


    • 06 Aug 2016
    • 10:30 AM
    • Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr, Boylston, MA
    This is a publicly-open Judging session of the AOS Northeast Regional Center at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston MA.

    Additional Information
    • 09 Aug 2016
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA

    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

    Jason Fischer, of Orchids Limited, will be our speaker. 

    Topic: Phragmipedium Hybrizing

    He will have orchids for sale and is offering a 10% discount on preorders. To preorder go to:
    www.orchidweb.com

    If you place a preorder online, please put "MOS" in the notes section. If you call, please let them know you are preordering for MOS.

    Jason Fischer works and helps manage Orchids Limited in Plymouth, Minnesota USA with his father Jerry Fischer.  Orchids Limited opened in 1978 in Minnetonka in a small retail greenhouse off of Highway 12.  In 1983, Orchids Limited moved to Plymouth where they have grown into a mid-sized operation of 4 greenhouses with 15,000 square feet of growing space, a shade house, and laboratory.   

    Jason has had a life-long education in orchids mainly from the opportunity to be raised in a family orchid business.  Jason’s educational interests were strongly influenced by Japan. He studied the Japanese language and culture for 6 years in high school and at the University of Minnesota. Jason lived in Kyoto, Japan from 2001 to 2003, and upon return decided to import Japanese orchid species and add a new niche to the business. 

    Having worked for his father since the age of 5, Jason has learned the orchid world from the business and hobbyists perspective.  He took interest in orchid hybridization and lab work around 14 years of age, and first started breeding with phalaenopsis, which later on lead to paphs, phrags and miscellaneous hybrids.

    Jason’s first lecture on Neofinetia falcata at the Minnesota Orchid Society in 2004 was the kick-off for an amazing journey of lectures across America and Canada.  He has a passion for orchids, and the communication skills he developed in Japan as an English teacher have helped him create interesting lectures that won’t put the audience to sleep.

    Jason enjoys photographing orchids in situ, and has photographed orchids in situ in Japan, North America, Singapore, Malaysia and Western Australia.

    Experience: 

    • Has lectured for over 30 different orchid societies in the US, Japan and Canada.
    • Speaker for the 19th & 20th World Orchid Conferences
    • Speaker at 19th Australian Orchid Council Conference, Perth
    • Speaker for the 7th New Zealand National Orchid Expo
    • Coordinated the Orchids Limited laboratory from 1998 to 2000
    • Currently in management, breeding and marketing for Orchids Limited  

    • 03 Sep 2016
    • 10:30 AM
    • Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr, Boylston, MA
    This is a publicly-open Judging session of the AOS Northeast Regional Center at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston MA.

    Additional Information
    • 13 Sep 2016
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester MA

    Please note 7 p.m. start time!

    View the auction site http://massorchid.org/auction as plants come in from the following vendors:

    • A&P Orchids
    • Big Leaf Orchid
    • Cal Orchid
    • Carter and Holmes
    • Mountain Orchids
    • New World Orchids
    • Seed-Engei Orchids
    • Sunset Valley Orchids

    It's Auction time again! The Auction is the September Massachusetts Orchid Society Meeting on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015! Please note there is no show table this month.

    This year we'll be having a potluck and cash bar. MOS will provide the finger sandwiches, and as we do our picnic and holiday party, please bring an item to share based on the list below. If you would prefer to bring another type of dish, that would be most welcome, too.

    If you have a division of insect- and disease-free you would like to donate, please email auction@massorchid.org to have it included in the online catalog. All plant donations are tax deductible, and plants that go for over the fair market value can have the excess deducted (I believe this is correct but please check with your tax professionals to verify...). 

    This is the society's biggest fundraiser and your help is essential! If you have plants you're planning on donating, please let me know in advance so that we can get some lists up on the website. Thanks!

    Contact auction@massorchid.org

    • 01 Oct 2016
    • 10:30 AM
    • Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr, Boylston, MA
    This is a publicly-open Judging session of the AOS Northeast Regional Center at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston MA.

    Additional Information
    • 11 Oct 2016
    • 7:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA
    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.


    Topic to be decided.




    • 04 Nov 2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • 06 Nov 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Mahoney's Garden Center, 242 Cambridge St, Winchester, MA
    MOS Annual Orchid Show & Sale 


    Mahoney's Garden Center

    242 Cambridge St
    Winchester MA


    Show Dates and Times:
    Fri Nov 4  1–5 pm
    Sat Nov 5   9 am–5 pm
    Sun Nov 6  9 am–4 pm

    Admission
    General admission - $10
    Free to MOS members and children 8 and under.
    Purchase tickets online or at the door.


    For more information contact: show@massorchid.org

    Show website: www.massorchid.org/show



    • 05 Nov 2016
    • 10:30 AM
    • Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr, Boylston, MA
    This is a publicly-open Judging session of the AOS Northeast Regional Center at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston MA.

    Additional Information
    • 08 Nov 2016
    • 7:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA
    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

    Fred Clarke, owner of Sunset Valley Orchids, will speak on a topic to be announced.

    Fred is offering a 10% discount for pre-orders with free shipping. Go to Sunset Valley Orchids to place your order.
    • 03 Dec 2016
    • 10:30 AM
    • Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr, Boylston, MA
    This is a publicly-open Judging session of the AOS Northeast Regional Center at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston MA.

    Additional Information
    • 13 Dec 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • Sons of Italy Winchester, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA
    Let’s have some fun. Bring your food, your orchids, and holiday cheer. Please note the 7 pm start time.

    Turkey, ham and drinks will be provided by MOS. The rest is up to you!


    Potluck by first letter of your last name, but if you have a favorite dish please bring it!
    A-F: Salads
    G-L: Desserts
    M-Z: Appetizers

    We will we have a show table.
    • 10 Jan 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA
    AOS Judge Jean Stefanik shows us how to prepare for an orchid show. Learn how to stake and clean your orchids, register them and create a visually-pleasing display.

    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

    Please have your plant on the show table by 7 p.m.

    Please bring a snack to share. You receive an additional raffle ticket.



    • 21 Jan 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 22 Jan 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, 35 Scudder Ave. Hyannis, MA
    Cape and Island Orchid Society 27th Annual Orchid Show "Winter Wonderland of Orchids"

    January 20: Preview Dinner 6 p.m.
    January 21: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    January 22: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis
    35 Scudder Ave.
    Hyannis, MA

    More information: www.caios.org


    • 10 Feb 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • 12 Feb 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Courtyard Marriott, 2200 Southwood Dr., Nashua, NH
    New Hampshire Orchid Society 26th Annual Orchid Show and Sale

    Courtyard Marriott
    2200 Southwood Dr
    Nashua NH


    February 10: 1 pm to 7 pm
    February 11: 9 am to 5 pm
    February 12: 9 am to 4 pm


    Adults $10
    Seniors (65+) $6
    Children under 12 or over 100 Free
    3-Day Daytime Pass $15

    More information: www.nhorchids.org
    • 18 Feb 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 19 Feb 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Smith Vocational High School, 80 Locust Street (Route 9), Northampton, MA
    Amherst Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale

    Saturday, February 18: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sunday, February 19: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Smith Vocational High School
    Northampton, MA

    Smith Vocational High School is located at 80 Locust
    Street (Route 9) next to the Cooley Dickson Hospital.

    www.larchhillorchids.com/amherst_orchid_society.html

    Contact info: marc d gray 802-348-7926 or bulbophyllum @ myfairpoint.net

    Admission: $5 (Children under 12 Free)
    • 14 Mar 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA
    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

    Daryl Yeardon, owner of Kelley's Korner Orchid Supply and MOS member, will be our speaker.

    Kelley’s Korner is offering a 10% discount for all prepaid preorders to be delivered to the meeting onMarch 8.  I’ve listed the information on our website and Facebook events calendars.

    MOS members may simply use Coupon Code MOS2016 when placing an order and 10% will automatically be deducted from their purchase. 

    Daryl will bring supplies for sale during the meeting but this offer is good only for prepaid orders to be delivered to the meeting please.  Members should order by Sunday March 6 to be sure that they have time to prepare them for delivery to the meeting.

    You can preorder your potting supplies at:
    http://kkorchid.com/


    Please bring a snack to share.


    • 18 Mar 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • 19 Mar 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • West Hartford Town Hall, 50 South Main St, West Hartford CT
    Nutmeg State Orchid Society 5th Annual Show and Sale
    "Come See Our Bloomers"

    March 18: 12 to 5 p.m.
    March 19: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    West Hartford Town Hall
    50 South Main St
    West Hartford CT

    Admission: $5
    Children 12 and under: free

    For more information: http://www.nutmegorchids.org/

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