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

    • 02 Jun 2018
    • 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 Jun 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA
    Don't forget pre-orders are discounted 10% if the order is placed by Monday, 8/8/16 at 2pm EST (1pm CST)


    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Please have your plants on the show table by 7 p.m.

    Jason Fischer, of Orchids Limited, will be our speaker. 

    Jason Fischer works and helps manage Orchids Limited in Plymouth, Minnesota USA with his father Jerry Fischer.  Orchids Limited opened in 1978 in Minnetonka in a small retail greenhouse off of Highway 12.  In 1983, Orchids Limited moved to Plymouth where they have grown into a mid-sized operation of 4 greenhouses with 15,000 square feet of growing space, a shade house, and laboratory.   

    Jason has had a life-long education in orchids mainly from the opportunity to be raised in a family orchid business.  Jason’s educational interests were strongly influenced by Japan. He studied the Japanese language and culture for 6 years in high school and at the University of Minnesota. Jason lived in Kyoto, Japan from 2001 to 2003, and upon return decided to import Japanese orchid species and add a new niche to the business. 

    Having worked for his father since the age of 5, Jason has learned the orchid world from the business and hobbyists perspective.  He took interest in orchid hybridization and lab work around 14 years of age, and first started breeding with Phalaenopsis, which later on lead to Paphs, Phrags and miscellaneous hybrids.

    Jason’s first lecture on Neofinetia falcata at the Minnesota Orchid Society in 2004 was the kick-off for an amazing journey of lectures across America and Canada.  He has a passion for orchids, and the communication skills he developed in Japan as an English teacher have helped him create interesting lectures that won’t put the audience to sleep.

    Jason enjoys photographing orchids in situ, and has photographed orchids in situ in Japan, North America, Singapore, Malaysia and Western Australia.

    Experience: 

    • Has lectured for over 30 different orchid societies in the US, Japan and Canada.
    • Speaker for the 19th & 20th World Orchid Conferences
    • Speaker at 19th Australian Orchid Council Conference, Perth
    • Speaker for the 7th New Zealand National Orchid Expo
    • Coordinated the Orchids Limited laboratory from 1998 to 2000
    • Currently in management, breeding and marketing for Orchids Limited
    • 07 Jul 2018
    • 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
    • 09 Jul 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester, MA
    Monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

    Fred Clarke, owner of Sunset Valley Orchids, will speak on a topic to be announced.

    Fred is offering a 10% discount for pre-orders with free shipping. Go to Sunset Valley Orchids to place your order by November 4th.
    • 04 Aug 2018
    • 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 Aug 2018
    • 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: TBA


    • 14 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 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 by 7 p.m. 

    Come early to shop for orchids, socialize with your orchid friends, and have a cup of coffee or tea and a snack. If you bring in a snack, you get a second raffle ticket.

    Speaker: World Renowned Phrag and Paph specialist Glen Decker, owner of Piping Rock Orchids and MOS Show Vendor 
    Topic: Phrag kovachii and its hybrids

    Glen will have plants for sale.

    • 01 Sep 2018
    • 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
    • 11 Sep 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sons of Italy, 117 Swanton St, Winchester MA

    Please note 7 p.m. start time!

    View the auction site as plants come in from a variety of vendors such as

    • Seed-Engei Orchids
    • Sunset Valley Orchids
    • Piping Rock Orchids
    View auction items as they come in here.

    It's Auction time again! The Auction is the September Massachusetts Orchid Society Meeting on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018! Please note there is no show table this month.

    This year we'll be having a potluck. MOS will provide the finger sandwiches, and as we do our picnic and holiday party, please bring a finger food-type snack.

    If you have a division or other insect- and disease-free plant you would like to donate, please email auction@massorchid.org to have it included in the online catalog. All plant donations are tax deductible, and plants that go for over the fair market value can have the excess deducted (I believe this is correct but please check with your tax professionals to verify). 

    This is one of the society's biggest fundraisers and your help is essential! If you have plants you're planning on donating, please let me know in advance so that we can get some lists up on the website. Thanks!

    Contact brian@massorchid.org

    • 06 Oct 2018
    • 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
    • 09 Oct 2018
    • 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: TBA


    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • 21 Oct 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman St, Waltham, MA

    Fall Orchid Sale

    Friday, October 19 - Sunday, October 21, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

    Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman St., Waltham, Mass. 

    Celebrate orchid-blooming season. Hundreds of orchid plants are for sale, including many hard-to-find varieties. Visit the greenhouses and enjoy gorgeous floral colors, shapes, and scents. 

    Varieties on display and for sale include Cattleyas, Laelias, Oncidiums, Paphiopedilums, Phalaenopsis, and many more. Their long-lasting blooms are a dramatic addition to any indoor environment. This adaptable species can grow in a variety of home conditions. 

    Staff are available to offer expert advice.

    Garden and Landscape members receive a 15% discount on purchases at the greenhouses. MOS members receive a 10% discount.

    Please call 617-994-5913 for more information.

    • 02 Nov 2018
    • 12:30 PM
    • 04 Nov 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • TBD

    MOS Annual Orchid Show & Sale 


    Show Dates and Times:
    Fri Nov 2  12:30–5 pm
    Sat Nov 3   9 am–5 pm
    Sun Nov 4  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



    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 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
    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 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.

    Speaker: TBA


    • 01 Dec 2018
    • 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
    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 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: Salads
    G-L: Desserts  
    M-Z: Appetizers

    We will we have a show table.

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