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 Aug 2019
    • 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.

    Start time is 10:30 for announcements, 11 AM for presentations or discussions, lunch at noon, and judging commencing around 1 PM. Please note that all plant entries should arrive no later than noon.

    Additional Information
    • 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.

    • 07 Sep 2019
    • 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.

    Start time is 10:30 for announcements, 11 AM for presentations or discussions, lunch at noon, and judging commencing around 1 PM. Please note that all plant entries should arrive no later than noon.

    Additional Information
    • 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.

    • 14 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:45 PM
    • Bedford Old Town Hall, 3 Meetinghouse Rd, Bedford NH

    In conjunction with the monthly New Hampshire Orchid Society meeting, the International Phalaenopsis Alliance (IPA) is pleased to present its 9th Annual Speakers’ Day, Focusing on Phalaenopsis.

    This day-long event will include two presentations and a culture roundtable. 

    As always, Daryl Yerdon, owner of Kelley's Korner Orchid Supply will be the vendor for all your orchid supply needs.

    Online registration deadline is September 7, 2019.

    • NHOS members, please register for free online or with the mail-in form below.
    • Non-NHOS members may register online here to pay the $12 registration fee. If you prefer to pay by check, please send it with the form below to arrive no later than August 26, 2019 to:

    NHOS
    P.O. Box 5375
    Manchester NH 03108 

    Mail-in Registration Form 

    IPA website: www.phal.org

    PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

    10-10:45 am
    Morning Refreshments & Sales Tables Open 

    10:45 - 11:30 am
    Carri Raven-Riemann, IPA Regional Director, Topic: The Amazing Abundance of “Orchid Land” in Taiwan

    11:30 am - Noon
    Mini Auction (to raise funds for future meetings), 

    Noon - 1 pm
    Lunch Break, Review of the Show Table (Sales Tables Open)

    1 - 1:45 pm
    Peter Lin, owner of Big Leaf Orchids, Dallas TX. Topic: The Ultimate in Phabulous Phalaenopsis Novelty Breeding.

    Peter is a world-renowned Phal hybridizer who focuses on fragrant, colorful waxy hybrids. Read Peter's bio here.

    1:45- 2:15 pm
    Roundtable discussion with a focus on NZ Moss culture (time permitting)

    2:15 - 2:30 pm 
    Last chance at Sales Tables


    For Vendor Pre-Order Lists-Please mention "IPA Regional Pre-Order" in subject line

    OrchidPhile:orchidphile@optimum.net
    PRE-ORDER LIST - General - Fall 2019.pdf

    Peter Lin: info@bigleaforchids.com
    Fall 2019 IPA Preorder list

    Kelley's Korner Orchid Supplies: www.kkorchid.com

    • 10% off pre-orders placed by
      Friday, September 6, 2019

    • Use coupon code IPA2019 at checkout. 
    • We will have a limited selection of supplies for sale so pre-orders are highly encouraged so that we can bring the supplies you'll be looking for. 

    Kelley's Korner Orchid Supplies
    PO Box 539
    Milford, NH 03055-0539

    Phone and fax: 603-673-9524

    Email: info@kkorchid.com


    • 05 Oct 2019
    • 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.

    Start time is 10:30 for announcements, 11 AM for presentations or discussions, lunch at noon, and judging commencing around 1 PM. Please note that all plant entries should arrive no later than noon.

    Additional Information
    • 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. 

    • 02 Nov 2019
    • 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.

    Start time is 10:30 for announcements, 11 AM for presentations or discussions, lunch at noon, and judging commencing around 1 PM. Please note that all plant entries should arrive no later than noon.

    Additional Information
    • 08 Nov 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • 10 Nov 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St., Winchester MA
    Register

    MOS Annual Orchid Show & Sale


    Location:

    Sons of Italy
    117 Swanton St
    Winchester MA


    Show Dates and Times:
    Fri Nov 8  12:30–5 pm
    Sat Nov 9   10 am–5 pm
    Sun Nov 10  10 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



    • 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.



    • 07 Dec 2019
    • 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.

    Start time is 10:30 for announcements, 11 AM for presentations or discussions, lunch at noon, and judging commencing around 1 PM. Please note that all plant entries should arrive no later than noon.

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


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