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

    • 01 Jun 2015
    • 04 Jun 2015
    • Goreham, NH

    Each year, native orchid enthusiasts meets somewhere in North America and this year will be the first time it will be held in the New England area. People will be attending from all around the country and Europe. This is a unique opportunity to mix and mingle with like-minded native orchid people.

    For more information, go to:

    http://www.nativeorchidconference.info/conferences.html

    • 06 Jun 2015
    • 10:30 AM
    • Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr, Boylston, MA
    Annual fund-raising auction for the AOS Northeast Regional Center at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston MA.


    Auction starts promptly at 10:30 am. Come early to preview the special orchids that will be featured. Plant list below.

    Judging will follow the auction.

    Boylston June Auction list.xlsx

    2015 Boylston Northeast Judging Center Auction.docx


    Additional Information

    • 09 Jun 2015
    • 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. Martin Motes of Motes Orchids will be speaking on miniature Vanda. He will have plants for sale.

    Please bring a snack to share.


    • 28 Jun 2015
    • 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 13th 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  Salads
    • G-L  Desserts
    • M-Z  Appetizers / Chips & Dip

    Spouses, significant others and orchid friends are welcome!

    • 04 Jul 2015
    • 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
    • 18 Jul 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • A&P Orchids, 110 Peters Rd, Swansea MA

    Our monthly meeting will be an open house held at A&P Orchids, 110 Peters Rd, Swansea MA on Saturday, July 18th.

    Meeting starts at 1 pm. There will be no show table.

    Please bring a snack to share.

    No Tuesday night meeting in Winchester.




    • 01 Aug 2015
    • 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 Aug 2015
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA

    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

    Brandt Moran and Bob Richter will speak on the importance of good quality water in growing your orchids. Come with lots of questions.

    Please bring a snack to share.

    • 05 Sep 2015
    • 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 Sep 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester MA

    Auction List: http://massorchid.org/auction

    Please note 7 p.m. start time!

    It's Auction time again! The Auction is the September Massachusetts Orchid Society Meeting on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014! Please note there is no show table this month..

    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 Adrienne at adrienne at massorchid dot org (tricky anti-spam measure)

    • 12 Sep 2015
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Bedford Old Town Hall, 3 Meetinghouse Rd, Bedford NH
    In conjunction with the monthly New Hampshire Orchid Society meeting, the International Phalaenopsis Alliance (IPA) is pleased to present a great Speakers’ Day, Focusing on Phalaenopsis.

    For our 2015 meetings, we’ve invited Norman Fang of Norman’s Orchids to present Part II of Moss Growing Culture. Part I was extremely well received four years ago, and Norman will be covering in greater detail the secrets to successful moss growing.

    Our second speaker will be Tom Mirenda, orchid collection specialist at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, who will cover Phal. species in situ and how to grow them successfully in cultivation. 

    Carri Raven-Riemann will round out the day by bringing everyone up to speed on the newest directions in breeding seen at the recent 2015 Taiwan International Orchid Show and several nurseries in Taiwan.

    Registration deadline is August 30, 2015.
    NHOS members, please register for free online.

    Non-NHOS members may register online to pay the $15 registration fee here:

    If you prefer to pay by check, please makeout a check to the New Hampshire Orchid Society and send it to arrive no later than August 30, 2015 to:

    NHOS
    P.O. Box 5375
    Manchester NH 03108

    IPA website: www.phal.org

    PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

    8:30 - 9:15 am
    Morning Refreshments & Sales Tables Open

    9:30 - 10:15 am
    Norman Fang
    Part II: Growing in Moss

    10:30 - 11:15 am
    Tom Mirenda, Smithsonian Orchid Specialist
    Phalaenopsis species in situ and how to grow them in cultivation

    11:15 - 11:45 am
    Mini Auction (to raise funds for future meetings)

    11:45 - 12:45 pm
    Lunch Break & Sales Tables Open

    12:45 - 1:30 pm
    Review of the Show Table

    1:30 - 2:15 pm
    Carri Raven-Riemann
    Beyond the Ordinary:  Brilliant New Directions    


    2:15 - 2:45 pm
    Roundtable Discussion with the Speakers

    For Vendor Pre-Order Lists - Please mention "IPA Regional Pre-Order" in subject line:

     

    OrchidPhile: orchidphile@optimum.net

    PRE-ORDER LIST - General - Fall 2014.pdf


    Norman's Orchids:  www.orchids.com 

    Kelley's Korner Orchid Supplies:  www.kkorchid.com

    5375
    Manchester NH 03108
    • 03 Oct 2015
    • 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 Oct 2015
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA

    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

    Alan Koch, owner of Gold Country Orchids, will give his Orchids species talk which covers the many orchid alliances. Any grower will be sure to learn something from this talk. Bring lots of questions and something to write his answers on.

    He will have orchids for sale at our meeting. You can also preorder plants no later than the morning of October 6 , 2015 from his select plant list here:

    Gold Country Orchids Limited Availability.docx

    and on their website:

    http://www.goldcountryorchids.com.

    Alan offers a 20% discount on all preorders and free freight.  To be able to take advantage of this you need to do the following:
    1. Under discount enter the following code, GCOD (case sensitive)
    2. Under shipping enter ship to a society
    3. Under comments enter the name of your society or event we are to bring your plants.
    You may email in your pre-order or call it in. This can be paid through their Paypal account via  gcorchids@aol.com, with your credit card if you phone in your order or at the meeting with cash or check.

    As Gold Country Orchids is re-building their website, it may be easier to email or phone in your order.

    • 07 Nov 2015
    • 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
    • 05 Dec 2015
    • 10:30 AM
    • New Hampshire Orchid Society, 3 Meetinghouse Rd, Bedford NH
    This is a publicly-open Judging session of the AOS Northeast Regional Center at the New Hampshire Orchid Society, 3 Meetinghouse Rd in Bedford NH.

    There will also be an auction sponsored by the Northeast Judging Center to help defray its costs.


    Additional Information
    • 08 Dec 2015
    • 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.

    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: Appetizers
    G-L: Salads
    M-Z: Desserts

    We will we have a show table.

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