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.
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.
We have an exciting first meeting planned for 2022! Kelly McCracken will be speaking on Fragrant Miniatures, a brand new presentation that our society along with the MOS will have the privilege of enjoying! Owner of High Desert Orchids, Kelly started as an avid hobbyist, and like many of you, couldn't stop buying plants. Quickly one greenhouse became two, and now she grows plants in a unique 3,000 sq ft high-bay industrial warehouse space all under artificial lights. Kelly specializes in miniature plants, with a particular affection for miniature Cattleyas , Angraecoids, Jewel Orchids, and Dendrobiums.
This meeting will be virtual and can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home. Keep an eye out for the link in your newsletter. For details on how to join the meeting, click here. In addition, feel free to contact me at email@example.com for assistance.
Due to recent surges in the delta variant, our society has decided to continue with virtual meetings for the rest of the calendar year. We will be reevaluating in 2022.
Orchids are a fabulous way to keep gardening through the cold seasons. Welcome new members joining us, and old members who have been with us through the years. We have some exciting programming coming up at our October. Check it out!
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Our monthly digital newsletter is packed full of information about recent and upcoming orchid events in Saskatchewan and across the country. Meeting minutes and articles on orchid culture are also included.
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!