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

    • 04 Apr 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
    • 10 Apr 2015
    • 9:30 AM
    • 12 Apr 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman St, Waltham, MA

    Spring Orchid Sale

    Friday, April 10 - Sunday, April 12

    9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


    Admission: Free

     

    Hundreds of orchid plants are for sale, including many hard-to-find varieties. Among the varieties are for sale: Cattleyas, Laelias,  Paphiopedilums, and Phalaenopsis. Both species and hybrid plants that are budded and blooming are available.


    Let the Lyman's gardening experts help you choose the right plants for your garden.


    MOS members receive a 10% discount on purchases at the greenhouses.

     

    Call 781-891-1985 for more information.
    • 14 Apr 2015
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA

    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

    Dr. Kristen Uthus, owner of New World Orchids, will speak about what makes Japanese orchids stand out in a crowd and what may make Neofinetia falcata the perfect houseplant.

    You can place a preorder at:
    https://newworldorchids.com/

    In addition to the plants listed on the website, she has additional plants listed here: NWO-Plant-list-03-2015.xls

    Kristen is offering a preorder discount of 10% with the preorder deadline of April 3, 2015.

    Please bring a snack to share.

    Dr. Kristen Uthus is the owner of New World Orchids which specializes in orchids from Japan including Neofinetia falcata, Dendrobium moniliforme, Sederia japonica, and Asian Cymbidiums.  In addition, she is a plant evolutionary ecologist who has taught ecology at the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University.

    She studied both plant and animal ecology and evolution at Virginia Commonwealth University and The Ohio State University.  She has taught biology and ecology at several colleges including the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University.  Kristen has been growing orchids for over 20 years, but recently fulfilled a lifelong dream to make orchids a full-time commitment by purchasing New World Orchids from Dr. Glenn Lehr.  Although she enjoys growing many varieties of orchids and other plants, New World Orchids specializes in Japanese species including Neofinetia falcata, Dendrobium moniliforme, and Sederia japonica as well as Asian Cymbidium species.  Kristen is supported in these pursuits by her husband, Dr. Kevin Wehrly, her two sons, Henry and Gus, and a veritable menagerie of loving animals.

    New World Orchids was founded by Dr. Glenn Lehr and his wife, Maria, over 20 years ago.  Located in Manchester, MI, NWO specializes in Japanese orchids, especially Neofinetia (Vanda) falcata, Dendrobium moniliforme, Sederia (Phalaenopsis) japonica, and Asian Cymbidiums. Glenn was recently joined by Dr. Kristen Uthus who has purchased the business and is working to maintain NWO’s reputation for excellent plants as well as knowledgeable and personalized service.  For more information, visit the website www.newworldorchids.com or the Facebook page www.facebook.com/newworldorchids.



    • 02 May 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
    • 12 May 2015
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA

    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

    TJ Hartung, board member of the non-profit Vallarta Botanical Gardens will speak on "The Orchids of Mexico". 

    Please bring a snack to share.


    • 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
    This is a publicly-open Judging session of the AOS Northeast Regional Center at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston MA.

    Additional Information
    • 06 Jun 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
    • 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.

    TBA

    Please bring a snack to share.


    • 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
    • 14 Jul 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.


    • 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. Coffee and plant sales start at 7 p.m.

    TBA



    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)

    • 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.

    • 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.

    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.

    • 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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