SK Orchid Society

Saskatchewan
Orchid Society

About Us

Cultivating interest in Orchids since 1983

The Saskatchewan Orchid Society (SOS) was founded in 1983 as a non-profit organization in Saskatoon, and was the Province's first orchid society. Its founders were interested in the conservation of orchid species both native and non-native to Saskatchewan. Today, we are approximately 60 members strong. At our monthly meetings, members show off blooming plants, discuss orchid culture, and participate in trade & sales. We often welcome international speakers who share their expertise as well as bring interesting orchids for sale. Join us, and learn more about growing orchids in the prairies.

Diverse

763 genera, 28,000 species, millions of hybrids

Upcoming Meetings

Meetings start at 1:30PM and are typically held on the Saturday prior to the 4th Sunday of each month. Our society takes a brief hiatus during the months of June, July, August, and December. Occasionally, changes to meeting times occur - please check below for details.

Saturday April 23rd, 1:30PM: Annual SILENT AUCTION

For the first time in almost 2 years, our society is commencing in-person meetings, and what an event to open with! Our annual silent auction is a fantastic way to build your collection and help support your local society. Books, potting supplies, and of course an abundance of member-contributed orchids will be up for auction!

How it auction your plants:
(Your options include donating 100% proceeds to the society, or doing a 50/50 split.)

  1. Print and fill out a Auction Card for each plant. Blank forms will also be available on the day
  2. Send in a list of your plants to info@saskorchids.com before April 20th, and I will print out photo cards to attach to your plants
  3. Come early (1:00-1:30pm) to ensure adequate time to set up your plants!
We will have our general meeting alongside the auction, with show-and-tell as well as problem corner, so bring in those flowering spring orchids! We will also endeavor to broadcast our general meeting via Zoom, so stay tuned for a link in your newsletter.



We encourage in-person attendees to wear masks and practice proper hand hygeine. We look forward to seeing you!


When

  • September 25 2021
  • October 23/24 2021
  • November 27 2021
  • January 22 2022
  • February 26 2022
  • March 19 2022
  • April 23 2022
  • May 28 2022

Where

Elim Church, 419 Slimmon Road, Saskatoon
Classrooms 7 & 8
(Please use entrance B)

Cultivate

Many orchids can be grown easily in the home, even in the prairies. Come learn how!

Member Updates

March 2022

Apologies for the lack of updates - our website had a bit of a glitch with logging in! Who else is excited about Spring? I know watching the snow melt and the first signs of green poking out gives me much joy.

As always, I'm available at info@saskorchids.com to answer any questions you might have.
-Calvin Lo, Webmaster

Pre-orders

(Members only)
No current pre-orders
Check back again soon!
Please send all pre-order requests to Heather and David at: orders@saskorchids.com

Members Corner


Join us

Interested in joining us? Membership comes with many perks: access to a library full of orchid books, purchase media and other supplies from our members-only store, participate in exclusive orchid orders to expand your collection, participate in monthly talks with experts, a monthly newsletter, and much more! Click below for our membership forms and join the Saskatchewan Orchid Society today!

Conservation

Native cypripediums like this are widespread throughout Saskatchewan. However, many other species are endangered due to habitat loss.

Contact Us

E-mail:

info@saskorchids.com

Mail:

Saskatchewan Orchid Society
Box 411
Saskatoon
SK, Canada
S7K 3L3