Orchid Society of Greater St. Louis
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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.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE! As of January 2017, Our meeting start times have changed to 7:00 PM.

  • January 13, 2017 Meeting
    • Moved to April 14, 2017 due to the ice storm
    • Speaker - Babs Wagner - curator of the Missouri Botanical Garden's Orchid collection
    • Subject - Her trip to Costa Rica
  • February 3, 2017 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 4 & 5, 2017 OSOGSL Annual Orchid Show and Sale
    • Theme - Orchids Around the World
    • 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 2017 Show Poster - click here
  • February 2017
    • No regular monthly meeting due to the Annual Show
  • March 10, 2017 Meeting
    • 7:00 pm at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Beaumont Room
    • Speaker - Ira Kodner
    • Subject: - Potting Orchids - Dr. Kodner is a long time Society member with a lot of Orchid growing experience
  • April 14, 2017 Meeting
    • 7:00 pm at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Missouri and Botanical Rooms
    • Speaker - Babs Wagner - curator of the Missouri Botanical Garden's Orchid collection
    • Subject - Her trip to Costa Rica
  • May 12, 2017 Meeting
    • 7:00 pm at the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education - classroom 125
    • Speaker - Carson Whitlow will be the speaker tonight
      Tom Mirenda, who was originally scheduled can not make it tonight
    • Subject - The Hybrid Potential of North American Native Orchid Species
  • June 9, 2017 Meeting
    • 7:00 pm at the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education - classroom 125
    • Speaker - Rick Boalbey
    • Subject - Updating your Orchid lighting
  • July 8, 2017 OSOGSL 4th Annual Orchid Siminar
    • PRESENTER: David Sorokowsky
    • SUBJECT: Paphiopedilums
    • LOCATION: Riverchase, Fenton, MO
    • More information as it becomes available
  • August 20, 2017 OSOGSL Annual Orchid Auction
    • More information as it becomes available
    • Annual Auction - at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Beaumont Room
    • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - setup - bring your donated Orchids
    • 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Auction
  • September 8, 2017 Meeting
    • 7:00 pm at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Missouri and Botanical Rooms
    • Speaker - Babs Wagner - curator of the Missouri Botanical Garden's Orchid collection
    • Subject - Tour of Missouri Botanical Garden's Orchid greenhouses
  • October 13, 2017 Meeting
    • 7:00 pm at the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education - classroom 125
    • Speaker - Fred Clarke
    • Subject - TBA
  • November 10, 2016 Meeting
    • 7:00 pm at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Missouri and Botanical Rooms
    • Nomination of Officers
    • Speaker - Sam Tsui
    • Subject - Paphiopedilum
  • December 8, 2017 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