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Membership is annual, with the Membership Year running from September 1 through August 31. A new membership may be purchased at any time, but the fee is not pro-rated.

Membership fees are:

  • Single - $25
  • Family (same address) - $30
  • Senior (65 & over) - $15
  • Senior Family - $20

Applications are available for download here: Membership Application Form; or contact David Whitaker at membership@orchidsalberta.com or 780-473-6392.

Memberships are nonrefundable and are due in September of every year. 

Memberships can be purchased at any monthly meeting, or by mailing a completed application form, with fees, to:

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

Please make cheques payable to the Orchid Society of Alberta.

Membership Benefits

As an OSA member you benefit from:

  • Enjoying presentations by noted growers from home and abroad
  • Participating in orchid culture sessions and hands-on workshops
  • Buying plants and supplies from local and visiting vendors, and orchid books at discounted prices
  • Borrowing books and videos free of charge from an extensive orchid library
  • Entering your plants for judging on our display tables
  • Receiving a discount from some local gardening merchants.

You can also try your luck at our monthly draws at the meetings on top of eating good food, making good friends, and becoming a better orchid grower!

What We Offer ...

  • Most meetings feature an interesting guest speaker or a hands-on workshop
  • Orchid culture sessions - designed specifically for people who are new to the hobby
  • A plant show table where members can display their blooming plants and have them judged and discussed
  • Door prizes and draws 
  • Plant sales by members, local vendors and guest speakers
  • Refreshments and the opportunity to meet and talk with people who share your interests
  • The Plant Doctor, an experienced member of the Society will be available to look at your sickly plants and diagnose their problems

When and Where....

The Society meets nine times per year, normally on the forth Sunday of the month (See meeting schedule for 2018). 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 "Beginners Culture Session".

Plant sales start at 1 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.

Guests Are Always Welcome!  Please note that there is a $5.00 entry fee for guests, which is deducted from the membership fee upon joining.

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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