Southern Ontario Orchid Society

Next Meeting:

Sunday, 7 June 2015 at the Toronto Botanical Gardens in Floral Hall

Fred Clarke: Australian Dendrobiums

Fred Clark will be join us from California. He is a very popular speaker and we are very pleased to have him return to SOOS.

Pre-order plants: He will be bringing Cattleyas and Catasetinae for sale (website pricing applies in US dollars).  You can pre-order through  
The deadline is May 13.


More Information:  See the Facebook Event page.

SOOS Celebrates 50

At our May meeting, all members present recieved a plant to commemorate the club's 50 years.

Denrobium SOOS Celetrates 50

Pre-order for July

Juan Filipe Posada of Colomborquideas Ltda (Medellin, Colombia) will be our special guest for OrchidFest July 5, Here are lists of plants available for sale.
He says: "Special request of something not on the list please let me know ([email protected]) to see if I can find it. Many times when we have very few plants of a species we do not include it in the list." Deadline to pre-order is June 1.

Our 2015 show was a great success!

Ribbon Results

Trophy Results

Images from the show (via Facebook):

See you next year Feb 13 and 14, 2016

See Supporting Vendors

Plant of the Month - May, 2015

Denrobium Christy Dawn grown by Synea Tan. Congratulations!



2015 Membership on sale now at the membership desk.

Annual membership is $30 with the newsletter by email. Newsletter by Canada Post $15 extra unless you are a pre 2011 member in continuous good standing receiving the newsletter by Canada Post.

Payments accepted ONLINE

You can now join or renew your membership through this website (by PayPal). More info...

Future Meetings:

2015 meeting dates are as follows.

  • July 5 - Orchidfest
  • September 6
  • October 4
  • November 1
  • December 6
Please check the Calendar for more events and details.

Importing Orchids into Canada

This is a very complex and sometimes frustrating topic.
Marilyn H. S. Light, Chair,
Conservation Committee of the Canadian Orchid Congress
sheds some light in this
excellent article.