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Updated May 28, 2018


The Ottawa Orchid Society (OOS) was founded in 1978 to promote and assist in every way the knowledge, appreciation, culture, study, development, improvement and conservation of orchids. The OOS is affiliated with the Canadian Orchid Congress (COC) and with the American Orchid Society (AOS). Through these affiliations, the Society is able to obtain accredited AOS judges for the annual show in Ottawa and world-class speakers for monthly meetings.

Membership dues ($25.00 per year, Sep 1 to Aug 31) are payable at the membership table at any meeting. Alternatively, the membership application form may be completed and mailed along with a cheque payable to the Ottawa Orchid Society, to the address shown on the form.



We meet the THIRD Sunday of every month, excepting June, July and August, from 1:30 p.m. to about 4:00 p.m., at the Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Road, Ottawa  - make a note in your calendar. Meetings are open to members, guests and non-members and everyone is welcome.

Programs are varied - click here for the planned program of meetings for this year. Each meeting features a presentation, which can include lectures, demonstrations or hands-on workshops, as well as the show table, plants for sale, etc. Refreshments are available at meetings for a nominal charge.





Society Info.

Our annual Orchid Show is the major event of the year. Each spring, members, visiting societies and participating vendors present magnificent displays of their prized orchid plants for viewing by the general public and for judging by accredited AOS judges. Please click here for information on the 2018 show.  

Orchid-related artwork, photography, and handicrafts are included in the show. There are educational exhibits and orchid growing advice. The large number of vendors that attend the annual show sell a wide variety of superior quality plants as well as everything needed for successful orchid growing. Please click here for details including a full list of vendors.


Annual Shows.

Spike, the monthly Society newsletter, is available to all members and to affiliated societies across Canada. This provides monthly communication on Society activities and a wide variety of orchid-related topics.  The newsletter is available under the “Society Info” tab, or by clicking here.

The next regular meeting of the Ottawa Orchid Society will be on Sunday, September 16th at Tom Brown Arena on Bayswater Avenue, starting promptly at 1:30 p.m. Details to be announced in Spike once they are available.


We will have our Show Table as usual, so please bring in your blooming plants.

Please remember to renew your membership ($25) if you have not already done so.


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2018 Show Results now available


Please click here for listings of the winning entries from the 2018 show.

We now have photos of all the 2017 Show winning entries - please click here.


Click here for our email sign-up form and we will send you updates on the Show.

See what’s happening on Facebook

The images you see in the box to the left are items recently posted on our Facebook page. The list updates every day, so it always shows the latest posts. Some of these are updates about our Society and some of them are links to other organizations in  the orchid world. If you click on any of these images you will be connected to the corresponding page in Facebook.

For those of you who are not familiar with Facebook, it is different from a website because it is dynamic - the postings keep changing. In a website you can read or download information, whereas in Facebook you can interact with the site. You can “Like” us, follow us, and so on. Facebook is more like a newspaper - it shows the most recent news at the top of the list, and older items are pushed down by the newer items as they are posted.

Note: you do not need your own Facebook account to look at our site. Anyone can look, but if you want to Like or add a comment then you need to have your own Facebook account. It’s easy to sign up and it’s free!

Keep up to date with the latest happenings in the Canadian orchid world! Click on the logo above to visit our Facebook site.

The OOS has been active on Facebook for the past few years and this year we have increased our activity. We are posting frequent updates on our Society as well as other news and events from the orchid world in general, and particularly from Canada. This includes updates on other societies and orchid shows, as well as information relating to the Canadian Orchid Congress (COC).


The COC is now on Facebook. Please click here to visit their site.

2018 Show Poster now available. Click the image above or check the Shows tab.

Please click here for a short video presentation on the show so you can see for yourself what to expect