Orchid Society of Greater St. Louis
Calendar 2018

Members are encouraged to bring their flowering Orchids for display on the show table at our regular meetings. The guest speaker or an AOS judge if present will discuss the culture of the plants on display and we'll also ask about the growing techniques imployed by the exhibitors.

Many of our speakers are also Orchid growers and bring plants to sell. So come early to get a first pick of these choice plants.

Please check this calendar often as meeting times, rooms and places can change. Topics are tentative and subject to change.

  • January 12, 2018 Meeting
    • 7:00 pm at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Beaumont Room
    • Speaker - Erin Vasconcelles - The society's president
    • Subject - final plans for the upcomming show and sale
  • February 2, 2018 Show Setup and Plant Registration
    • 9:00 am begin set-up and plant registration at the Missouri Botanical Garden - Beaumont Room
    • 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday Evening Preview and Orchid Plant sales
      - Missouri Botanical Garden Orchid Show Preview for Garden Members Only
      - Orchid Society of Greater St. Louis Show and Sale for Garden Members Only
  • February 3 & 4, 2018 OSOGSL Annual Orchid Show and Sale
    • Theme - Lights! Camera! Orchids!
    • Held in conjuction with the start of the Missouri Botanical Garden Orchid Show
    • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Beaumont Room
    • Admission free with your paid admission to the Garden
    • to see the Official 2018 Show Poster - click here
  • February 2018
    • No regular monthly meeting due to the Annual Show
  • March 9, 2018 Meeting
    • 7:00 pm at the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education - classroom 125
    • Speaker - Eric Sauer
    • Subject: - Maxillaria - There's more than just tinuifolia
  • April 13, 2018 Meeting
    • 7:00 pm at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Missouri and Botanical Rooms
    • Speaker - Dr. Scott Stewart
    • Subject - Orchid Propagation
  • May 11, 2018 Meeting
    • 7:00 pm at the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education - classroom 125
    • Speaker - Dr. Mary Gerritsen
    • Subject - Miniature Orchids and how to grow them
  • June 8, 2018 Meeting
    • 7:00 pm at the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education - classroom 125
    • Speaker - Dr. Robert Marsh
    • Subject - Barkerias including the related species Caularthron & Orleanesia
  • July 14, 2018 OSOGSL 5th Annual Orchid Seminar
    • PRESENTER: Alan Koch, owner of Gold Country Orchids
    • SUBJECT: Morning talk : Cattleyas 365/24/7
      Afternoon talk: Understanding Dendrobiums
    • LOCATION: Missouri Botanical Garden - Beaumont Room
    • COST: $25.00 per person - includes a lunch
    • REGISTRATION: 9:00 AM
    • Click here for the Seminar Flyer
    • Address enquiries about the seminar to OrchidSeminar@osogsl.org
  • August 19, 2018 OSOGSL Annual Orchid Auction
    • Annual Auction - at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Beaumont Room
    • 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Auction
    • More information as it becomes available
  • September 14, 2018 Meeting
    • 7:00 pm at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Missouri and Botanical Rooms
    • Speaker - Ray Potts
    • Subject - Vandas
  • October 12, 2018 Meeting
    • 7:00 pm at the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education - classroom 125
    • Speaker - Keith Davis
    • Subject - Growing award winning Cattleyas
  • November 9, 2018 Meeting
    • 7:00 pm at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Missouri and Botanical Rooms
    • Nomination of Officers
    • Speaker - Russ Vernon
    • Subject - Odontoglossums
  • December 14, 2018 Christmas Party
    • 6:30 pm at the Commerce Bank Center for Science Education - classroom 125
    • Christmas Party and election of officers - note earlier start time