Orchid Society of Greater St. Louis
Calendar

Members are encouraged to bring their flowering Orchids for display on the show table at our regular meetings. Attendees then vote for the Orchid that catches their eye and at the end of the meeting, first, second and third place winners are announced. Awards are given at the December Christmas party and dinner.

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 8, 2016 Meeting
    • 7:30 pm at the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education - classroom 125
    • Speaker - Marilyn LeDoux, Laura Spelbring and other Society Members
    • Subject - Orchid Shows
  • February 5, 2016 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 - Garden Members Only
  • February 6 & 7, 2016 OSOGSL Annual Orchid Show and Sale
    • Theme - Orchids and Antiques
    • 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 2016 Show Poster - click here
  • February 2016
    • No regular monthly meeting due to the Annual Show
  • March 11, 2016 Meeting
    • 7:30 pm at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Missouri and Botanical Rooms
    • Speaker - Audrey Wattler and other Society members
    • Subject: - Paphiopedilims
  • April 8, 2016 Meeting
    • 7:30 pm at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Missouri and Botanical Rooms
    • Speaker - Paul Storm of Mekealoha Nursery, Sarasota, FL
    • Subject - Schomburgkias
  • April 22, 2016 A Night At the Mouse Races - A Fund Raiser
    • Time - 7:00 pm untill 10:30 pm
    • Held at -
      Andre's West Banquets & Catering
      211 South Old Highway 141
      Fenton, MO 63026
    • Night includes dinner and open bar
    • Seven races, silent auction and fifty-fifty raffle
    • Click here to view the poster for more information
  • May 13, 2016 Meeting
    • 7:30 pm at the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education - classroom 125
    • Speaker - Tom Harper of Stones River Orchids, Franklin, TN
    • Subject - Phalaenopsis
  • June 10, 2016 Meeting
    • 7:30 pm at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Missouri and Botanical Rooms
    • Speaker - Linda Wilhelm of Woodland Orchids, Charlotte, NC
    • Subject - Oncidiums
  • July 9, 2016 OSOGSL 3rd Annual Orchid Siminar
    • PRESENTER: Fred Clark of Sunset Valley Orchids, Vista, CA
    • SUBJECT: Catasetum and Cattleya
    • LOCATION: Riverchase, Fenton, MO
    • COST: $25.00 per person
    • More information as it becomes available
  • August 14, 2016 OSOGSL Annual Orchid Auction
    • More information as it becomes available
  • September 9, 2016 Meeting
    • 7:30 pm at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Missouri and Botanical Rooms
    • Speaker - Dr. Joe Meisel
    • Subject - Work he is doing in Columbia and how it relates to Orchid conservation
  • October 14, 2016 Meeting
    • 7:30 pm at the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education - classroom 125
    • Speaker - Leon Glicenstein
    • Subject - Jewel and Painted Leaf Orchids
  • November 11, 2016 Meeting
    • 7:30 pm at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Missouri and Botanical Rooms
    • Nomination of Officers
    • Speaker - Peter Bernhardt and Retha Edens-Meier
    • Subject - Orchids and their pollinators
  • December 9, 2016 Christmas Party
    • 6:30 pm at the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education - classroom 125
    • Christmas Party and election of officers - note earlier start time