The New Hampshire
Orchid Society

Meetings & Events

Monthly meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month at the Old Town Hall, 3 Meetinghouse Rd., Bedford, NH. Meetings begin at 11:30 a.m., but many members show up earlt to grab a cup of coffee and a snack, socialize and set up their plants on the show table.

Guests are always welcome!

Please see event descriptions for all other event times & locations.


Upcoming events

    • May 12, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Bedford Old Town Hall, 3 Meetinghouse Rd, Bedford NH

    This is our annual fundraising auction, please come and join us for great deals on plants donated by members and vendors with a wonderful selection of plants.


    The auction helps fund the cost of our many great speakers over the year.


    Monthly meeting starts at 11 a.m.


    Due to popular demand there will be a show table this month.


    This is our annual auction with plants from nationally-known vendors and members.  


    If you would like to sell some orchids, please send a list of your plants no later than May 4th to auction@nhorchids.org and limit the number of plants to 10.

    As we get plants from our vendors and members, they will added to the auction website.


    Preview auction items as they come in on the 2018 NHOS Auction Catalog.


    • June 09, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Bedford Old Town Hall, 3 Meetinghouse Rd, Bedford NH

    NHOS monthly meeting with Jason Fisher as our speaker and vendor

    • July 14, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Bedford Old Town Hall, 3 Meetinghouse Rd, Bedford NH

    NHOS monthly meeting with Barry Woulf as our speaker and vendor

    • August 11, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • TBA



    Our August meeting will be our annual society picnic. We will have a show table so bring your blooming orchids.

    Location: TBA

    Please bring appetizers, salads, side dishes and dessert. NHOS will supply the hamburgers, hotdogs and chicken.

    Reminder - this will also be our Annual Meeting at which time we will elect new officers and approve the upcoming year's budget. 


    • September 08, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Bedford Old Town Hall, 3 Meetinghouse Rd, Bedford NH
    Register
    In conjunction with the monthly New Hampshire Orchid Society meeting, the International Phalaenopsis Alliance (IPA) is pleased to present its 8th Annual Speakers’ Day, Focusing on Phalaenopsis.

    This day-long event will include three presentations. 


    As always, Daryl Yerdon, owner of Kelley's Korner Orchid Supply will be the vendor for all your orchid supply needs.

    Registration deadline is September 1, 2018.

    NHOS members, please register for free online.

    Non-NHOS members may register online to pay the $15 registration fee. If you prefer to pay by check, please send it to arrive no later than August 25, 2018 to:

    NHOS
    P.O. Box 5375
    Manchester NH 03108 

    IPA website: www.phal.org

    PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

    9:30 - 10:15 am
    Morning Refreshments & Sales Tables Open 

    10:15- 11 am

    TBA


    11:15 am

    Mini Auction (to raise funds for future meetings)


    11:45 - 12:45 pm
    Lunch Break & Sales Tables Open

    12:45 - 1:30 pm
    Review of the Show Table

    1:30 - 2:15 pm

    Roundtable Discussion with the Speakers


    For Vendor Pre-Order Lists-Please mention "IPA Regional Pre-Order" in subject line:

     

    OrchidPhile:orchidphile@optimum.net

    PRE-ORDER LIST - General - Fall 2018.pdf


    Kelley's Korner Orchid Supplies: www.kkorchid.com

    • 10% off pre-orders placed by
      Friday, September 7, 2018.

    • Use coupon code IPA2018 at checkout. 
    • We will have a limited selection of supplies for sale so pre-orders are highly encouraged so that we can bring the supplies you'll be looking for. 

    Kelley's Korner Orchid Supplies
    PO Box 539
    Milford, NH 03055-0539

    Phone and fax: 603-673-9524

    Email: info@kkorchid.com

    • October 13, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Bedford Old Town Hall, 3 Meetinghouse Rd, Bedford NH

    Monthly meeting with Thomas Sanflew as our speaker and vendor.

    • October 19, 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • October 21, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman St, Waltham, MA

    Fall Orchid Sale


    Friday, October 2019 Sunday, October 21, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 


    Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman St., Waltham, Mass. 


    Celebrate orchid-blooming season. Hundreds of orchid plants are for sale, including many hard-to-find varieties. Visit the greenhouses and enjoy gorgeous floral colors, shapes, and scents. 


    Varieties on display and for sale include Cattleyas, Laelias, Oncidiums, Paphiopedilums, Phalaenopsis, and many more. Their long-lasting blooms are a dramatic addition to any indoor environment. This adaptable species can grow in a variety of home conditions. 


    Staff are available to offer expert advice.


    Garden and Landscape members receive a 15% discount on purchases at the greenhouses. 


    Please call 617-994-5913 for more information.


    • November 02, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • November 04, 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Mahoneys Garden Center, 242 Cambridge St, Winchester, MA



    Massachusetts Orchid Society 56th Annual Show and Sale
    "World of Orchids"


    Mahoney's Garden Center

    242 Cambridge Street

    Winchester, MA

    781-729-5900


    Admission: $10


    Fri Nov 2   12:30–5 pm
    Sat Nov 3   10 am–5 pm
    Sun Nov 4  10 am–4 pm

    For information contact: show @ massorchid.org

    Show website: www.massorchid.org/show

    • November 10, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Bedford Old Town Hall, 3 Meetinghouse Rd, Bedford NH

    Alan Koch, owner of Gold Country Orchids will be our speaker this month.


    Topic: Sarcochilus—Exciting Modern Hybrids From Australia
    See the plants that are finally available to us and learn how to grow them.


    Alan will have plants to sell and you can preorder plants from his list below. All orders will get a 10% discount and free freight, orders over $150 get a 20% discount and free freight. Order deadline is 11/06/2017. 


    Please note: New England societies as well as those from all over the US are using this list so please order ASAP!


    Gold Country Orchids Limited Availability List


    You may also order from their website: http://www.goldcountryorchids.com.


    To be able to take advantage of the preorder discount for plants from the website, you need to do the following:

    1. Under discount enter the following code, GCOD (case sensitive)
    2. Under shipping enter ship to a society
    3. Under comments enter the name of your society or event we are to bring your plants.

    You may email in your pre-order or call it in. This can be paid through their Paypal account via gcorchids@aol.com, with your credit card if you phone in your order or at the meeting with cash or check.


    Gold Country Orchids prefers that you email or phone in your order to

    916-645-8600.



    Alan's Bio:

    Alan Koch owns and operates Gold Country Orchids where he specializes in miniature and compact Cattleya. Alan started growing orchids in 1969 with three Cymbidiums given to him by an aunt. While in college he became interested in other orchids and discovered many would grow outdoors in Southern California. He has moved five times as his orchid obsession has led to the need for more growing space. With the last move, he purchased ten acres of land in Lincoln, California for his 250,000 orchids.


    Alan is recognized as an expert in the Brazilian Cattleya alliance and a trendsetter in miniature Cattleya breeding. He has been published in the Orchid Digest, the American Orchid Society magazine, as well as many international publications. He has also been published in several proceedings of the World Orchid Conference.


    Alan is an internationally known speaker. He is a past member of the AOS Judging Committee, and the Research Committee, as well as an Accredited Judge and is the Training Coordinator for the California Sierra Nevada Judging Center. He also served two terms on the Orchid Digest Executive Committee and thee terms on the Board of Directors, as well as two terms as a Trustee for the AOS.



    • December 08, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Bedford Old Town Hall, 3 Meetinghouse Rd, Bedford NH
    Monthly meeting starts at 11 am. 


    Come celebrate orchids and orchid friends at our holiday party at Bedford Old Town Hall. 


    It's potluck so please bring a dish to share.

Past events

April 14, 2018 Mid-Hudson Orchid Society Annual Show
April 14, 2018 Monthly Meeting - 2017 World Orchid Conference in Ecuador
March 17, 2018 Nutmeg State Orchid Society Show and Sale
March 10, 2018 Monthly Meeting - New Members Meeting
February 24, 2018 Amherst Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale
February 10, 2018 2018 NHOS Show Dinner Party
February 09, 2018 2018 NHOS Annual Orchid Show and Sale
February 03, 2018 Monthly Meeting - Show Prep
February 03, 2018 Monthly AOS Judging
January 27, 2018 CAIOS Annual Orchid Show and Sale
January 13, 2018 Monthly Meeting - Francisco Miranda
January 06, 2018 CANCELLED—Monthly AOS Judging
December 16, 2017 AOS Northeast Judging Center Auction
December 10, 2017 CAIOS Winter Solstice Party and Auction
December 02, 2017 Monthly Meeting - Holiday Party with AOS Judging
November 11, 2017 Monthly Meeting - Alan Koch, Gold Country Orchids
November 04, 2017 Monthly AOS Judging
November 03, 2017 MOS Annual Orchid Show and Sale
October 21, 2017 Nutmeg State Orchid Society Gala Dinner and Orchid Auction
October 20, 2017 Lyman Estate Fall Orchid Sale
October 14, 2017 Monthly Meeting - So You're Having a Show
October 07, 2017 Monthly AOS Judging
September 09, 2017 Monthly Meeting - IPA Focus on Phals Day
September 02, 2017 Monthly AOS Judging
August 12, 2017 Monthly Meeting - Annual Picnic and Annual Business Meeting
August 05, 2017 Monthly AOS Judging
July 14, 2017 IPA Annual Symposium - Philadephia
July 08, 2017 Monthly Meeting - Fair Orchids, Kim Feddersen
July 01, 2017 Monthly AOS Judging
June 23, 2017 2nd Annual New England Summer Orchid Fest
June 10, 2017 Monthly Meeting - Life in Venezuela and Schomburgkia
June 03, 2017 Piping Rock Open House
June 03, 2017 Monthly AOS Judging
May 13, 2017 Monthly Meeting - Annual Vendors' and Members' Auction
May 06, 2017 Monthly AOS Judging
April 08, 2017 Dr. Kristen Uthus, New World Orchids
April 01, 2017 Monthly AOS Judging
March 11, 2017 New Members meeting
March 04, 2017 Monthly AOS Judging
February 11, 2017 2017 NHOS Show Dinner Party
February 10, 2017 2017 NHOS Annual Orchid Show and Sale
February 04, 2017 Monthly Meeting - Show Prep
February 04, 2017 Monthly AOS Judging
January 28, 2017 CAIOS Annual Orchid Show and Sale
January 14, 2017 January Meeting - Paphiopedilum
January 07, 2017 Monthly AOS Judging
December 11, 2016 CAIOS Winter Solstice Party and Auction
December 03, 2016 Monthly Meeting - Holiday Party
November 12, 2016 Monthly Meeting - Fred Clarke, Sunset Valley Orchids
November 05, 2016 Monthly AOS Judging
November 04, 2016 MOS Annual Orchid Show and Sale
October 21, 2016 Lyman Estate Fall Orchid Sale
October 08, 2016 Monthly Meeting - Alan Koch/Gold Country Orchids
October 01, 2016 Monthly AOS Judging
September 10, 2016 Monthly Meeting - IPA Focus on Phals Day
September 03, 2016 Monthly AOS Judging
August 13, 2016 Monthly Meeting - Annual Picnic and Annual Business Meeting
August 09, 2016 MOS Monthly meeting - Jason Fischer, Orchids Limited
August 06, 2016 Monthly AOS Judging
July 09, 2016 Monthly Meeting - DVD on Orchid Hunting in Peru
July 02, 2016 Monthly AOS Judging
June 24, 2016 First Annual New England Summer Orchid Fest
June 11, 2016 Monthly Meeting - Japanese orchid species
June 04, 2016 Monthly AOS Judging
May 14, 2016 Monthly Meeting - Vendor/Member Auction
May 07, 2016 Monthly AOS Judging
April 09, 2016 Monthly Meeting - Native Orchids of New Zealand
April 09, 2016 Ocean State Orchid Society Special Auction
April 02, 2016 Monthly AOS Judging
March 19, 2016 Nutmeg State Orchid Society Show and Sale
March 12, 2016 Monthly Meeting - New Member Meeting & Repotting Clinic
February 13, 2016 2016 NHOS Show Dinner Party
February 12, 2016 NHOS Annual Orchid Show and Sale
February 06, 2016 Monthly Meeting - Show Prep
January 09, 2016 Monthly Meeting - Path to Pleurothallids
December 05, 2015 Monthly Meeting - Holiday Party & AOS Judging
November 06, 2015 MOS Annual Orchid Show and Sale
October 16, 2015 Connecticut Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale
October 10, 2015 Monthly Meeting - Members' Auction
September 12, 2015 Monthly Meeting - IPA Focus on Phals Day
June 13, 2015 Monthly Meeting - Miniature Vanda
June 06, 2015 Piping Rock Open House
June 01, 2015 Native Orchid Conference
March 27, 2015 Macfarlane Greenhouse, University of NH
March 14, 2015 Monthly Meeting - New Member Meeting & Repotting Clinic
February 14, 2015 NHOS Show Dinner Party
February 13, 2015 NHOS Annual Orchid Show and Sale
February 07, 2015 Monthly Meeting - Show Prep
January 31, 2015 J&L Orchids' Winter Thaw Open House
January 10, 2015 Monthly Meeting - Orchidariums
December 13, 2014 Monthly Meeting - Holiday Party with Member Auction
December 06, 2014 Monthly AOS Judging
December 04, 2014 UNH MacFarlane Greenhouse Poinsettia Trials
November 08, 2014 Monthly Meeting - Jason Fischer/Orchids Limited
November 01, 2014 Monthly AOS Judging
October 31, 2014 MOS Annual Orchid Show and Sale
October 23, 2014 Lyman Estate Fall Orchid Sale
October 18, 2014 Montreal Botanic Garden & Orchid Show Road Trip
October 17, 2014 CTOS Annual Orchid Show and Sale
October 11, 2014 Monthly Meeting - Alan Koch/Gold Country Orchids
October 04, 2014 Monthly AOS Judging
September 13, 2014 Monthly Meeting - IPA Focus on Phals Day
September 06, 2014 Monthly AOS Judging
August 09, 2014 Monthly Meeting - Annual Picnic and Silent Auction
August 02, 2014 Monthly AOS Judging
July 12, 2014 Monthly Meeting - Creating Novelty Phalaenopsis for Color and Fragrance with Peter Lin
July 05, 2014 Monthly AOS Judging
June 21, 2014 Orchid Estate Sale - Larch Hill Orchids
June 14, 2014 Monthly Meeting - Growing Plants for Show with Darrin Norton
June 07, 2014 Monthly AOS Judging
May 31, 2014 Open House and Picnic at Piping Rock Orchids
May 10, 2014 Duane Erdmann,Speaking and sale of Restrepias
May 03, 2014 Monthly AOS Judging
April 12, 2014 Monthly Meeting - Vendors' Auction
April 12, 2014 Beginner and Culture Clinic
April 05, 2014 Monthly AOS Judging
March 15, 2014 Nutmeg State Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale
March 09, 2014 CAIOS Monthly Meeting - Sarcochilus: Jewels of Spring
March 08, 2014 Monthly Meeting - New Members Meeting & How to Repot
March 01, 2014 Monthly AOS Judging
February 22, 2014 Amherst Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale
February 14, 2014 NHOS Annual Orchid Show and Sale
February 08, 2014 Monthly Meeting - Show Prep
February 03, 2014 Talk on the Brout Orchid Collection
January 25, 2014 CAIOS Annual Orchid Show and Sale
January 11, 2014 Monthly Meeting - Growing under lights
December 21, 2013 Marlow Orchids Holiday-Solstice Open House
December 14, 2013 A&P Orchids Annual Holiday Open House
December 07, 2013 Monthly Meeting - Holiday Party & AOS Judging
December 07, 2013 J&L Orchids' Holiday Open House
November 09, 2013 Monthly Meeting - Fred Clarke, Sunset Valley Orchids
November 01, 2013 MOS Annual Orchid Show and Sale
October 26, 2013 Berkshire Orchid and Tropical Show
October 18, 2013 Connecticut Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale
October 12, 2013 Monthly Meeting - Holger Perner/Hengduan Mountains Biotechnology and Annual Auction
September 21, 2013 Marlow Orchids Fall Open House
September 14, 2013 Monthly Meeting - IPA Focus on Phals Day
September 10, 2013 MOS Annual Auction
August 17, 2013 Monthly AOS Judging
August 17, 2013 Crozer and Crozer Orchids Annual Orchid Sale
August 10, 2013 Monthly Meeting - Annual Picnic
August 03, 2013 Monthly AOS Judging
July 20, 2013 Monthly AOS Judging
July 13, 2013 Monthly Meeting - Roddy Gabel, U.S. Fish and Wildlife
July 06, 2013 Monthly AOS Judging
June 28, 2013 J&L Orchids Summer Sale
June 15, 2013 Monthly AOS Judging
June 08, 2013 Monthly Meeting - Members' Auction
June 01, 2013 Monthly AOS Judging
June 01, 2013 Open House and Picnic at Piping Rock Orchids
May 18, 2013 Monthly AOS Judging
May 11, 2013 Monthly Meeting - Beginners' Workshop
May 04, 2013 Monthly AOS Judging

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