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

    • 11 Jun 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy Hall, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA

    The monthly meeting begins at 7:30 PM. Please have your plants on the show table by 7 PM. 

    Come early to shop and socialize. Coffee and tea will be provided. If you bring a snack to share you’ll get an extra raffle ticket.

    This month’s talk is entitled “Don’t put on the virus blinders, your collection is depending on you. We are going to look closely at each viral pathogen including symptoms and transmission. We will also talk about sanitation practices, testing options and what to do with test results


    • 09 Jul 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy Hall, 117 Swanton ST, Winchester, MA

    The monthly meeting starts at 7:30 PM. Please have your plants on the show table by 7 PM.

    Come early to sharp and socialize. Coffee and tea will be provided. If you bring a snack to share you’ll receive an extra raffle ticket.


    this lecture has been underwritten by a generous donation from Alan Kaitz.

    • 13 Aug 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy Hall, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA.

    The monthly meeting starts at 7:30 PM. Please have your plants on the show table by 7. 

    Coffee and tea will be provided. If you bring a snack to share you’ll receive an extra raffle ticket.


    Helen Hersh the owner of Mount Prospect Orchids started her career growing on her windowsill. In her early years she grew AOS winning Paphiopedilums and Phragmipediums on her apartment windowsill. Shel’ll be sharing culture tips and which species are best suited to windowsill growers.

    • 10 Sep 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Sons of Italy Hall, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA

    Come satisfy your craving for orchids and support the society. The annual auction generates funds which are used for our speaker program and operating expenses. This is your chance to bid on plants from some of the best growers at MOS. 

    The meeting starts a half-hour earlier at 7 p.m. There is no show table this month.

    • 08 Oct 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy Hall, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA.

    The monthly meeting starts at 7:30 PM. Please have your plants on the show table by 7 PM.

    Coffee and tea will be provided. Bringing a snack to share will get you an extra raffle ticket.

    Kim will be speaking on orchids that can be grown outside for six months or more here in New England. Orchids covered include Bletilla, Aussie Dendrobiums, Den- drobium nobile hybrids, reedstem Epidendrums, Laelia anceps & Cymbidium. 

    • 12 Nov 2019
    • 7:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy Hall, 117 Swanton ST, Winchester, MA

    The monthly meeting starts at 7:30 PM. Please have your plants on the show table by 7 PM.

    Coffee and tea will be provided. If you bring a snack to share you’ll receive an extra raffle ticket.



    • 10 Dec 2019
    • (EST)
    • Sons of Italy Hall, 117 Swanson St, Winchester, MA


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