42nd Annual Orchid Fair
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.
The numbers are in! This year was one of our most successful Fairs on the books.
Thanks to our show committee and all our volunteers for putting on a successful show, and to everyone for coming out to see our beautiful orchids. We could not have done it without you!
See you again next year!
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42nd Annual Orchid fair - 2019
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!