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 Sep 2017
    • 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 Sep 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 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 6th Annual Speakers’ Day, Focusing on Phalaenopsis.

    This day-long event will include three presentations:

    Alan Koch, from Gold Country Orchids, will speak on the new trend in breeding for Phalaenopsis intergenerics. 

    Joining him will be Dotty Woodson, Certified Nursery Professional and Water Resource Specialist for Texas A&M University. She  is an expert on orchid pests and diseases and will discuss how to effectively treat them in all types of orchids. 

    ]Carri Raven-Riemann of the orchidPhile, past IPA President and current Regional Director, will update us on some of the cutting-edge breeding as seen at the Taiwan 2017 TIOS Show, including some exciting new directions from some of the smaller boutique hybridizers who are always thinking outside the box.

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

    Registration deadline is September 2, 2017.

    NHOS members, please register online for free.

    Non-NHOS members may register online to pay the $15 registration fee here:
    Register for IPA Focus on Phals Day

    If you prefer to pay by check, please send it to arrive no later than August 26, 2017 to:

    NHOS
    P.O. Box 5375
    Manchester NH 03108 

    PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

    8:30 - 9:15 am
    Morning Refreshments & Sales Tables Open 

    9:30 - 10:15 am
    Alan Koch: Intriguing Intergeneric Phalaenopsis Breeding Trends


    10:30 - 11:15 am
    Carri Raven-Riemann: An Abundance of Big Lips and More!

    Mini Auction (to raise funds for future meetings)

    11:45 - 12:45 pm
    Lunch Break & Sales Tables Open

    12:45 - 1:30 pm
    Review of the Show Table

    1:30 - 2:15 pm

    Dotty WoodsonPest & Disease Control for All Orchid Growers

    2:15 - 2:45 pm
    Roundtable Discussion with the Speakers

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

    OrchidPhile:orchidphile@optimum.net

    PRE-ORDER LIST - General - Fall 2017.pdf

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

    • 10% off pre-orders placed by September 8. 
    • Use coupon code IPA2016 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. 
    IPA website: www.phal.org
    • 12 Sep 2017
    • 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 12th, 2017! 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

    • 07 Oct 2017
    • 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
    • 10 Oct 2017
    • 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: Francisco Miranda
    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 05 Nov 2017
    • Mahoney's Garden Center, 242 Cambridge St, Winchester MA
    Event registration for vendors at 2017 MOS Annual Show. Please see invitation packet for show rules & regulations.
    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 12:30 PM
    • 05 Nov 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Mahoney's Garden Center, 242 Cambridge St, Winchester, MA
    MOS Annual Orchid Show & Sale 

    Mahoney's Garden Center

    242 Cambridge St
    Winchester MA


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



    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 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 Nov 2017
    • 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 pm.


    Topic: TBA

    Speaker: Alan Koch, owner of Gold Country Orchids

    He will have orchids for sale at our meeting. You can also preorder plants no later than the afternoon of November 5, 2017 from his select plant lists below:


    Gold Country Orchids Limited Availability.docx
    Gold Country Orchids 2 inch availability.docx

    and on their website:

    http://www.goldcountryorchids.com.

    Alan offers a 20% discount on all preorders and free freight.  To be able to take advantage of this you need to do the following:

    1. Under discount enter the following code, GCOD (case sensitive)
    2. Under shipping enter ship to a society
    3. Under comments enter the name of your society or event we are to bring your plants.
    You may email in your pre-order or call it in. This can be paid through their Paypal account via  gcorchids@aol.com, with your credit card if you phone in your order or at the meeting with cash or check.

    Gold Country Orchids prefers that you email or phone in your order to 916-645-8600.



    • 02 Dec 2017
    • 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 Dec 2017
    • 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: Desserts
    G-L: Appetizers 
    M-Z: Salads

    We will we have a show table.

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