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Updated April 8, 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 will be at the Kanata Recreation Complex - please click here for directions.



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 Info” tab, or by clicking here.

There will be no regular meeting in April because of our annual show. Please see below for information

The next regular meeting will be on Sunday, May 18 at the Tom Brown Arena starting at 1:30. Details will be announced as soon as they are available.


Please consult Spike for more details.

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2013 annual Show  RESULTS

The Society held its 32nd annual Orchid Show on April 20-21, 2013 at the Nepean Sportsplex. We have complete listings of the various winning entries including AOS Awards, rosette and trophy winners, and ribbon awards.

Please click here for listings of all the winning entries from the 2013 show.

Note: we now have photos of almost all the winning entries - please take a look!


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2014 annual Show   

The 2014 annual Show will be held on April 19 and 20 (Easter weekend) and this year we will be at a new location, the Kanata Recreation Complex, 100 Walter Baker Place, Ottawa.

NOTE: this is NOT the Walter Baker Sports Center!

Please click here for information, including posters, show schedule and entry forms.