Southern Ontario Orchid Society

Next Meeting is ORCHIDFEST:

Sunday, 7 August, 2017 at the Toronto Botanical Gardens in Floral Hall

This is a special all day summer event to which we invite all of our orchid friends.


Please note: NO Member and Vendor sales, NO Member plant table review, and NO Raffle at this event.


When: Saturday Feb 11 and Sunday Feb 12.  11:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Toronto Botanical Gardens - 777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 1P2

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2017 Ribbon Results

2017 Trophy Results

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Plant of the Month - May, 2017

Specklinia (Pleurothallis) grobyi

Erika Lorincz brought in a beautifully flowered Specklinia (Pleurothallis) grobyi that she had originally gotten as a division of one of John Kafka’s collected plants. It was mounted on a plaque and was grown in a windowsill. Erika made the plant part of a mini display by arranging it in a basket with a Leptotes bicolor and a Trichocentrum tigrinum ‘Andrew’s First Communion’ CCM/AOS. Very effective! Congratulations!


2017 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:

  • September 3rd Inge and Peter Poot, Stanhopeas
  • October 1st Marilyn Light Topic: Secrets of our Wild Orchids
  • November 5th To be announced
  • December 3rd Annual auction and pot luck
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.