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Updated November 7, 2014


The Ottawa Orchid Society (OOS) was founded in 1978 to promote and assist in every way the knowledge, appreciation, culture, study, development, improvement and conservation of orchids. The OOS is affiliated with the Canadian Orchid Congress (COC) and with the American Orchid Society (AOS). Through these affiliations, the Society is able to obtain accredited AOS judges for the annual show in Ottawa and world-class speakers for monthly meetings.

Membership dues ($25.00 per year, Sep 1 to Aug 31) are payable at the membership table at any meeting. Alternatively, the membership application form may be completed and mailed along with a cheque payable to the Ottawa Orchid Society, to the address shown on the form.



We meet the THIRD Sunday of every month, excepting June, July and August, from 1:30 p.m. to about 4:00 p.m., at the Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Road, Ottawa  - make a note in your calendar. Meetings are open to members, guests and non-members and everyone is welcome.

Programs are varied - click here for the planned program of meetings for this year. Each meeting features a presentation, which can include lectures, demonstrations or hands-on workshops, as well as the show table, plants for sale, etc. Refreshments are available at meetings for a nominal charge.





Society Info.

Our annual Orchid Show is the major event of the year. Each spring, members, visiting societies and participating vendors present magnificent displays of their prized orchid plants for viewing by the general public and for judging by accredited AOS judges. Please click here for information on the 2014 show, including show posters, schedule and entry forms.

Orchid-related artwork, photography, and handicrafts are included, as well as cut flower arrangements. There are educational exhibits as well as guided tours. The large number of vendors that attend the annual show sell a wide variety of superior quality plants as well as everything needed for successful orchid growing.

PLEASE NOTE: The show this year was at the Kanata Recreation Complex.



Annual Shows.

Spike, the monthly Society newsletter, is available to all members and to affiliated societies across Canada. This provides monthly communication on Society activities and a wide variety of orchid-related topics.  The newsletter is available under the “Society Infoâ€?tab, or by clicking here.

The next meeting of the Ottawa Orchid Society will be on Sunday, November 16 at Tom Brown Arena on Bayswater Avenue, starting promptly at 1:30 p.m. This will be a busy and exciting meeting as there will be lots going on. Please remember to renew your membership ($25) if you have not already done so.

 André Couture will do a presentation on the genus Broughtonia. The presentation will cover the species, the best known hybrids, as well as growing requirements. André has been with the Society for about 30 years and prefers to grow Cattleya species and hybrids. He is currently enrolled in the AOS judging program through the Montreal Supplementary Judging Centre.

In addition, Le Paradis des Orchidées will be bringing plants to sell, and we will have Orchids 101 starting at 12:30.

As usual , please bring your plants to the show table, join us for hospitality and the raffle. See you there!!


Please consult Spike for more details.

Website news...


2014 annual Show  RESULTS

The Society held its 33rd annual Orchid Show on April 19-20, 2014 at the Kanata Recreation Complex. We now have listings of the various winning entries including rosette and trophy winners, special awards and ribbon awards. We will be posting Art Gallery results and AOS Awards as soon as we have them available.

Please click here for listings of the winning entries from the 2014 show.



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