Monthly Orchid Judging

MOS member Melissa Garner is currently enrolled in the American Orchid Society judging program and  visits the judging center in St. Louis about once a month.
Click here to view the judging schedule.

If you have a plant you would like  to have considered for AOS judging, please contact Melissa to confirm she is going and to coordinate plant drop-off and pickup.  Plants must be dropped off by 7 p.m. the evening prior to the judging date.

Melissa's email: shadytrake@comcast.net.

December 3

Annual holiday party and silent auction (members only).

​January 28, 2018

Author and orchid enthusiast Patricia Harding will present on cattleya walkeriana and rupicuolous cattleya. She will share her experiences hunting for orchids in Brazil.

February 25, 2018

Brenda Oviatt from Botanica Ltd will speak to us about angraecoids. She will bring plants to sell.

March 25, 2018

Orchid Swap. Bring cuttings, divisions, or any other orchids you wish to give away. Don't worry if you don't have any to share. Come get some free plants!

April 22, 2018 

Biologist and MOS member Forrest Brem of the University of Memphis will present "Green Growers: Orchid advice for beginners." We will also have an orchid auction.

May 18-20, 2018

Annual Show and Sale

June 24, 2018

Sam Tsui of Orchid Inn will speak to us about paphiopedilums, the slipper orchids. He will bring plants to sell.

July 22, 2018

Robert Fuchs of R.F. Orchids visits us from Florida to speak about vandas. He will bring plants to sell.

August, 26, 2018

Jean Ikeson, co-chair of the American Orchid Society editorial board, visits us from Canada. Jean will speak about sarcochilus orchids.

September 23, 2018

MOS members Ellen Watson and Andrea Price will present "Indoors or in the Greenhouse: How to grow your favorite orchids." We will also have an orchid auction.

October 28, 2018

Manolo Arias of Peruflora visits us from Peru. He will present "Orchids of Peru" and will bring plants to sell.

​November 18, 2018

MOS member Melissa Garner will present on Latouria dendrobium breeding trends and colors. We will also have an orchid auction.

​December 2, 2018

Annual holiday party and silent auction (members only).

Annual Show and Sale

Our annual Show and Sale took place May 5-7, 2017. A big thank you to all our vendors, exhibitors, and members who made this year's event a huge success.

This year's vendors:

Orchid Inn

Clown Alley Orchids

Marble Branch Farms

Oakwood Orchids

Lance Parr Pottery


Check back often for information on meetings, shows, judging opportunities, and more.

Monthly Meetings

Meetings take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden unless otherwise noted.