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 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

    Francisco will be bringing plants for sale. If you would like to preorder, please do so by 10/05/2017 using the Franciso Miranda Preorder List and his website http://www.mirandaorchids.com

    Miranda Orchids started in 1999 and is a nursery specializing in growing mainly selected Cattleya alliance species. In a sense, it is a continuation of Boa Vista Orchids, a nursery they ran in Brazil from 1986 until they moved to Central Florida. Many of the plants available are produced in our lab and nursery from our extensive collection of stud plants. The rest are brought from Brazil to increase variety and novelty. 

    Being native Brazilians, and having had a nursery for many years, the Mirandas know that there is a lot of development in Cattleya species being done there. This is mostly because a lot of those species are native from Brazil (including all the bifoliate Cattleyas) and because these plants are favorites of growers there. Of course having lived and grown orchids for a long time there, they know most of the growers and what is being produced and go there several times a year to make sure they are kept up-to-date. 

    Miranda Orchids also grows other Brazilian species so if you are looking for something in particular do not hesitate in contact them. Their goal is to be your number one source for selected Brazilian orchids.

    Miranda Orchids is owned by Maria Cristina and Francisco Miranda, both born in Brazil and living in the U.S. since 1999.

    Francisco Miranda
    A taxonomist, naturalist and orchid grower, Francisco travels extensively in the U.S. and internationally speaking at orchid-related events and meetings. He has been doing this since 1988, while still living in Brazil. The subjects of these presentations (as shown in their own page here) reflect Francisco's extensive travels to study orchids in their natural environments.

    Maria Cristina Miranda
    Also a biologist, Cristina takes care of the lab production and day-to-day nursery operation.



    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 05 Nov 2017
    • Mahoney's Garden Center, 242 Cambridge St, Winchester MA
    Registration is closed
    Event registration for vendors at 2017 MOS Annual Show. Please see invitation packet for show rules & regulations.
    • 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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