ORCHID SOCIETY
    OF ALBERTA

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Our Monthly Meetings


  • April 6—8 -  Orchid Fair 2018—Annual Show and Sale
  • May 27 - J & L Orchids—Miniature Orchids
Culture Session - Tom deBoer—Growing under lights
  • June 24 - Ben Rostrom — Outreach Judging
    Culture Session - Dean Chesterman — Windowsill Growing, Know the Extremes

                                                Summer Holiday Break

      • September 23 - Glen Decker — Piping Rock Orchids
        Culture Session - Paul Paludet — Change of Climate, Change of Culture
      • October 28 - Hadley Cash — Marriott Orchids
        Culture Session - To Be Determined
        • November 25 - Annual General Meeting and Silent Auction

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          2018 Orchid Fair Awards 

          American Orchid Society Show Trophy
          Paul Paludet's Display, ‘Life’s Next Level’:


           
          Photographer: Karen Albert 
          Orchid Species Preservation Foundation Trophy
          (best display of species
          orchids - showing diversity and quality
          )
          By Darrell Albert:

          Photographer: Karen Albert 

          Canadian Orchid Congress Show Trophy
          (most diverse display of orchid flowers and orchid plants
          )
          By Terry Letendre:

          Photographer: Karen Albert 
          Carl Austin Trophy (Overall Orchid Specimen) 
          (by a non-commercial grower)
          Epidendrum stamfordianum,
          Grown by Darrell Albert:

          Photographer: Karen Albert 
           


          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!


          42nd Annual Orchid fair - 2019


          42nd Annual Orchid Fair
          April 05-07, 2019

          Each year the Orchid Society of Alberta celebrates the hobby of orchid growing with its annual show and sale, Orchid Fair.  After 40 years, the show has grown to become the largest of its kind in Western Canada, with over 15,000 square feet of displays and sales area.  With 15 Canadian and international vendors confirmed so far this year, you are sure to find everything from the rare to the truly unusual.

          When:   Friday       April 06 - 12:00 noon to 8:00pm

                          Saturday April 07 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

                          Sunday    April 08 - 10:00am to 4:00pm


          Show Admission $10.00 per day

          Children 12 and under years Free

          Free Parking


          Where:

            Moonflower  Room, Enjoy Center at 101 Riel Drive, St. Albert, Alberta






          Photographer: Karen Albert

          Orchid Society of Alberta
          P.O. Box 31117, RPO Namao Centre
          Edmonton, AB T5Z 3P3

          email: info@orchidsalberta.com



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