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2018 Meeting Dates

Speakers and Events

Here are the meeting dates and speakers for 2018. Mark your calendars!

  • January 28 -Terry Groszeibl from Forestview Gardens - Dendrobiums
Culture Session - Monica De wit—Preparation of Orchids for Show
  • February 25 - Gordon Heaps - Oncidiums 
Culture Session -  Terry Letendre Considerations when buying orchids
  • March 25 - Pat van Adrichem—Kingfisher Orchids                                                               ~Getting Phals to Bloom~
Culture Session - Carol and Darrell Albert—Creating Small Displays of less than 5 plants
  • April 6-8 -  Orchid Fair 2018—Annual Show and Sale
  • April 22 - Beginners Month—Hands-On Growing and Care Demos
No Culture Session

We start at 12h30 to 15h30. This meeting is for new members and is called ‘beginners month’. The following presentations have been arranged:

  • General Orchid Culture - presented by Darrell Albert
  • Cattleya Culture - presented by Gordon Heaps
  • Paphiopedilum Culture - presented by Tom deBoer
  • Phalaenopsis Culture - presented by Paul Paludet
  • 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
  • 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 Announced
    • November - Annual General Meeting and Silent Auction

    Please note

    There are No Meetings in July, August or December

    Guests are always welcome!  If you'd like to come to a meeting to see what goes on, feel free to join us any time.  Please note that there is a $5.00 entry fee for guests, which is deducted from the membership fee upon joining.

    When & Where....

    The Society meets nine times per year, normally on the fourth Sunday of the month.

    There are no meetings in July, August and December. We also try to avoid having meetings on major holidays, so check the meeting schedule on this website or your monthly newsletter for dates.

    Our meetings begin at 12:30 PM with the "Culture Session".

    Plant sales start at 1:00 PM in the main gym; the Plant Doctor will also be available during this time.

    The formal meeting begins at 2 PM. We try to have things wrapped up before 4 PM.

    Our meeting location is in the gym at Satoo School, 8515 -17 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta.

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

    email: info@orchidsalberta.com

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