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A highlight of each meeting is the Show Table where members bring flowering plants for display and judging. These Show Tables have developed over the years into mini-shows in their own right. Plants are judged in each orchid family class and ribbons are awarded. This is a good opportunity to share knowledge related to specific orchids and their growing conditions.

Programs are varied. Each meeting includes a presentation, which may be a lecture, demonstration or a hands-on workshop. Occasionally, international orchid specialists are invited speakers, with plants for sale from their greenhouses. Refreshments are available at meetings for a nominal charge. A wide selection of orchid plants and grower supplies is available for purchase at monthly meetings. Both members who are vendors and hobbyist members are welcome to participate.

The society also offers a tour of local members' growing areas in June.

ATTENTION MEMBERS OF OTHER HORTICULTURAL GROUPS

Would you like to have a speaker come and give a talk at one of your meetings on a subject related to orchids? We would be happy to discuss details with you. Please contact our president.

From time to time we organize special events in addition to the monthly meetings. Examples may include visits to local horticultural attractions, group orders of plants from a particular vendor, visits to local orchid nurseries, etc. Look for information on upcoming events in our website or in the society newsletter, Spike.

 

If you have a suggestion for a future event, please contact our president or our Program coordinator.

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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. Click here for directions and map. Meetings are open to members, guests and non-members and everyone is welcome. However, to help defray society costs we request non-members to pay a small admission fee of $5.00 per meeting. Of course, admission to all monthly meetings (nine per year) is included with membership, currently only $25 per year.

In addition to the regular meetings, the main event for the society each year is the annual Orchid Show and sale, held in April. Please click the Shows tab above for more details.