Orchid Society of Greater St. Louis
Calendar 2020

Members are encouraged to bring their flowering Orchids for display on the show table at our regular meetings. The guest speaker or an AOS judge if present will discuss the culture of the plants on display and we'll also ask about the growing techniques imployed by the exhibitors.

Many of our speakers are also Orchid growers and bring plants to sell. So come early to get a first pick of these choice plants.

Please check this calendar often as meeting times, rooms and places can change. Topics are tentative and subject to change.

  • January 10, 2020 Meeting
    • 7:00 pm at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Beaumont Room
    • Speaker - American Orchid Society Webinar
    • Subject - "Choosing the Best Plants" by Lois Cinert
  • January 31, 2020 Show Setup and Plant Registration
    • 9:00 am begin set-up and plant registration at the Missouri Botanical Garden - Beaumont Room
    • 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday Evening Preview and Orchid Plant sales
      - Missouri Botanical Garden Orchid Show Preview for Garden Members Only
      - Orchid Society of Greater St. Louis Show and Sale for Garden Members Only
  • February 1 & 2, 2020 OSOGSL Annual Orchid Show and Sale
    • Theme - Orchids on Safari
    • Held in conjuction with the start of the Missouri Botanical Garden Orchid Show
    • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Beaumont Room
    • Admission free with your paid admission to the Garden
    • to see the Official 2020 Show Poster - click here
  • February 2020
    • No regular monthly meeting due to the Annual Show
  • March 13, 2020 Meeting - MEETING CANCELLED
    • 7:00 pm at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Missouri and Botanical Rooms
    • Speaker - Carol Gravens - former president of OSOGSL
    • Subject: - Orchid Mania: The Victorian Obsession
  • April 10, 2020 Meeting - MEETING CANCELLED
    • 7:00 pm at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Missouri and Botanical Rooms
    • Speaker - Bob Pettibone - Springfield MO Orchid Society
    • Subject - Growing Cymbidiums in the Midwest
  • May 8, 2020 Meeting - MEETING CANCELLED
    • 7:00 pm at the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education - classroom 125
    • Speaker - Dr. Ira Kodner - OSOGSL member
    • Subject - Culture Course: Potting Orchids
  • June 12, 2020 Meeting - MEETING CANCELLED
    • 7:00 pm at the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education - classroom 125
    • Speaker - Leon Glicenstein - Hoosier Orchid Company
    • Subject - A Few Habenarias & Some Relatives
  • 2020 ORCHID SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED
  • July 11, 2020 OSOGSL 7th Annual Orchid Seminar
    • PRESENTER: Norman Fang from Norman's Orchids
    • Exact cost, time and location to be determined
  • August 16, 2020 OSOGSL Annual Orchid Auction
    • Annual Auction - at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Beaumont Room
    • 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Auction
    • More information as it becomes available
  • September 11, 2020 Meeting
    • 7:00 pm at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Missouri and Botanical Rooms
    • Speaker - Erin & Mitzi Vasconcelles - OSOGSL members
    • Subject - Culture Course: Mounting Orchids
  • October 9, 2020 Meeting
    • 7:00 pm at the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education - classroom 125
    • Speaker - James Rose - Cal Orchid
    • Subject - TBD
  • November 13, 2020 Meeting - note speaker change
    • 7:00 pm at the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education - classroom 125
    • Nomination of Officers
    • Speaker - Erik Madsen - OSOGSL Member
    • Subject - Orchid Propagation at Home
  • December 11, 2020 Christmas Party
    • 6:30 pm at the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education - classroom 125
    • Christmas Dinner Party and election of officers - note earlier start time