Merritt Huntington Symposium has changed to biennial and will be held 2016.

Cyp. parvifolium var. pubescens, taken at RothRock State Park

The Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania was organized in 1954 and formed to advance the propagation, horticulture and preservation of orchid species and hybrids

All are welcome to our meetings members and nonmembers.


Meeting are usually 3rd Sunday of the month

Location: Phipps Garden Center

                 1059 Shady Avenue

                 Pittsburgh, PA 15232

                412 441 4442

                Mini Class: 1:30

                Meeting: 2:15

The Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania is a member of the American Orchid Society, the Orchid Digest Corporation and the National Capital Judging Center.  We are the 2013 recipient of the American Orchid Society's Distinguished Affiliated Societies Service Award.

The Orchid Society 


​Western Pennsylvania

2015-2016 Calendar

August 2015-Summer Vacation

Sept. 20th 2015 -Steve Male, Fishing Creek Orchids

Oct. 16th- 18th 2015-Fall Festival

11/15/2015, Edgar Stehli, Windswept in Time Orchids

12/13/2015-Holiday Party

01/17/2016, 02/21/2016, 03/17-20/2016, 04/17/2016, 05/15/2016, 06/19/2016

Cypripedium acaule,

RothRock State Park

 OSWP picnic

​Hosted by Barbara Tisherman

 5145 Beeler Street in Squirrel Hill on July 12, 2015 at 4:00 p.m