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

    • 07 Jul 2018
    • 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 Jul 2018
    • 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. 

    Speaker: Joe Silva

    Topic: TBA


    • 04 Aug 2018
    • 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 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 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. He will have plants for sale.

    Topic: TBA

    • 01 Sep 2018
    • 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 Sep 2018
    • 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
    View auction items as they come in here.

    It's Auction time again! The Auction is the September Massachusetts Orchid Society Meeting on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018! 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

    • 06 Oct 2018
    • 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 Oct 2018
    • 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: TBA


    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • 21 Oct 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman St, Waltham, MA

    Fall Orchid Sale

    Friday, October 19 - Sunday, October 21, 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.

    • 02 Nov 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • 04 Nov 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • TBD

    MOS Annual Orchid Show & Sale 


    Show Dates and Times:
    Fri Nov 2  12:30–5 pm
    Sat Nov 3   9 am–5 pm
    Sun Nov 4  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



    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 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 Nov 2018
    • 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.

    Speaker: TBA


    • 01 Dec 2018
    • 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 Dec 2018
    • 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: Salads
    G-L: Desserts  
    M-Z: Appetizers

    We will we have a show table.

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