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

    • 03 Jun 2017
    • 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
    • 03 Jun 2017
    • 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Piping Rock Orchids, Galway, NY
    New England societies have been extended an invite to the Piping Rock Orchids Open House and Picnic in Galway, NY. This is a great opportunity to meet orchid lovers from outside our area, hear a great speaker and spend a summer day among beautiful orchids and maybe bring a few home with you.

    • Special Guest Speaker & Vendor
      • Cordelia Head
    • NENYOS & Piping Rock Orchids Sponsored Picnic Lunch - including hamburgers, hotdogs, pulled pork sandwiches, all types of salads, and more
    Complete open house info: http://www.pipingrockorchids.com/open-house-at-piping-rock-orchids.php
    • 13 Jun 2017
    • 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 by 7 p.m. 

    Come early to shop for orchids, socialize with your orchid friends, and have a cup of coffee or tea and a snack. If you bring in a snack, you get a second raffle ticket.

    MOS Show Vendor Bob Cleveland will speak on growing and repotting Paphs. Bring your questions, and learn from a master grower.

    Bob will have plants for sale.

    • 23 Jun 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • 24 Jun 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Smith Vocational High School, 80 Locust Street (Route 9), Northampton, MA
    Second Annual New England Summer Orchid Fest

    Free Admission

    Friday, June 23: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Saturday, June 24: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Smith Vocational High School
    Northampton, MA

    This summer orchid fest is hosted by the Amherst Orchid Society and brings together several orchid vendors providing opportunities to learn about orchid growing as well as pick up new plants for your collection.

    The New England Summer Orchid Fest will feature:

    • AOS sanctioned Judging on Saturday, June 24, starting at 12 Noon
    • Any vendor or Fest attendee may bring their own plants for AOS judging (plants should arrive by 11 a.m. to be registered for AOS award consideration)
    • Free parking will be available at the school and entrance to the Festival is FREE !

    Orchid Vendors will include:

    • orchidPhile: Specializing in miniature and novelty Phalaenopsis orchids
    • Piping Rock Orchids: Specializing in Paphiopedilums & Phragmipediums
    • Fair Orchids: Specializing in Paphiopedilum & smaller Vandaceous plants
    • Gold Country Orchids: Specializing in mini Catts
    • J&L Orchids: Specializing in miniatures
    • flora-peculia: Specializing in Neofinetia, Japanese orchids & orchid species 
    • Waldor Orchids: Specializing in Cattleyas & Oncidinae
    • Plus: an additional surprise vendor or two, TBA
    • Grace Emporium: Specializing in orchid embroidered apparel
    • Kelley's Korner Orchid Supplies: Specializing in media and material for orchid growing

    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


    https://www.facebook.com/Orchidfest/

    Summer Fest flyer

    • 25 Jun 2017
    • 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 16th 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 Desserts
    • G-L  Salad 
    • M-Z  Appetizers / Chips & Dip Salads

    Spouses, significant others and orchid friends are welcome!


    • 01 Jul 2017
    • 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 Jul 2017
    • 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 by 7 p.m. 

    Come early to shop for orchids, socialize with your orchid friends, and have a cup of coffee or tea and a snack. If you bring in a snack, you get a second raffle ticket.

    Speaker: Kim Fedderson, owner of Fair Orchids and MOS Show Vendor 
    Topic: Growing Vandas in New England

    Kim will have plants for sale.

    • 05 Aug 2017
    • 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
    • 15 Aug 2017
    • 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 by 7 p.m. 

    Come early to shop for orchids, socialize with your orchid friends, and have a cup of coffee or tea and a snack. If you bring in a snack, you get a second raffle ticket.

    Speaker: World Renowned Phrag and Paph specialist Glen Decker, owner of Piping Rock Orchids and MOS Show Vendor 
    Topic: Phrag kovachii and its hybrids

    Glen will have plants for sale.

    • 02 Sep 2017
    • 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 Sep 2017
    • 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 as plants come in from a variety of vendors such as

    • Seed-Engei Orchids
    • Sunset Valley Orchids
    • Piping Rock Orchids
    • It's Auction time again! The Auction is the September Massachusetts Orchid Society Meeting on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017! Please note there is no show table this month.

      This year we'll be having a potluck. MOS will provide the finger sandwiches, and as we do our picnic and holiday party, please bring a finger food-type snack.

      If you have a division or other insect- and disease-free plant 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 one of the society's biggest fundraisers 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 brian@massorchid.org

    • 07 Oct 2017
    • 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 Oct 2017
    • 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 p. m. Come early to shop, socialize with your orchid friends and grab a snack. Bring in a snack to share and receive a second raffle ticket. 

    Topic: TBA

    Speaker: Francisco Miranda
    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • 05 Nov 2017
    • 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 3  12:30–5 pm
    Sat Nov 4   9 am–5 pm
    Sun Nov 5  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



    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 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 Nov 2017
    • 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: TBA

    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 November 5, 2017 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.



    • 02 Dec 2017
    • 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 Dec 2017
    • 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 p.m. 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: Desserts
    G-L: Appetizers 
    M-Z: Salads

    We will we have a show table.

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