Interested in Orchids?You've come to the right place! The Orchid Society of Alberta is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art and science of orchid growing in our province. Although we are located in Edmonton, our society has members from all over Alberta who can help you discover the intriguing world of orchids. Our monthly meetings are a great opportunity to improve your growing skills, buy hard-to-find plants, and make new friends. Guests are welcome to take in a meeting any time!
Did you know …
The orchid family contains in excess of 30,000 species, and more are
discovered each year. Advances in breeding have also led to the
registration of well over 100,000 orchid hybrids. Orchids grow on every
continent except Antarctica, in an amazing range of environments.
However, in spite of their exotic appearance, many orchids are no more
difficult to grow than other houseplants.
Excellent beginners’ plants are sold in home improvement stores and
garden centres, and a windowsill makes a suitable home for hundreds of
species and hybrids. Once a few basic principles have been mastered, the
choices for growing are endless.
Join us …
We’d love to help you get started on your orchid adventure. Our monthly meetings feature
expert speakers, slide shows, plant displays and sales, culture
sessions and workshops, a monthly raffle and an excellent lunch table.
There’s the excitement of our annual Orchid Show, which attracts
thousands of visitors every year. And members get the monthly OSA
newsletter, plus access to an extensive library of orchid books, videos
and magazines. All this and friendship, fun and good times, too!