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 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.

    Please have your plants on the show table no later than 7 pm.


    Topic: Sarcochilus, Exciting Modern Hybrids From Australia - See the plants that are finally available to us and learn how to grow them. 

    Speaker: Alan Koch, owner of Gold Country Orchids

    He will have orchids for sale at our meeting. You can also preorder plants no later than the afternoon of October 5, 2016 from his select plant lists below:


    Gold Country Orchids Limited Availability.docx
    Gold Country Orchids 2 inch 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.

    Gold Country Orchids prefers that you email or phone in your order to 916-645-8600.



    • 21 Oct 2016
    • 9:30 AM
    • 23 Oct 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman St, Waltham, MA

    Fall Orchid Sale

    Friday, October 21 - Sunday, October 23, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

    Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman St., Waltham, Mass. 

    Celebrate orchid-blooming season. Hundreds of orchid plants are for sale, including many hard-to-find varieties. Visit the greenhouses and enjoy gorgeous floral colors, shapes, and scents. 

    Varieties on display and for sale include Cattleyas, Laelias, Oncidiums, Paphiopedilums, Phalaenopsis, and many more. Their long-lasting blooms are a dramatic addition to any indoor environment. This adaptable species can grow in a variety of home conditions. 

    Staff are available to offer expert advice.

    Garden and Landscape members receive a 15% discount on purchases at the greenhouses. MOS members receive a 10% discount.

    Please call 617-994-5913 for more information.

    • 04 Nov 2016
    • 12:30 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  12:30–5 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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