Hossein Noorbakhsh received two awards for his stunning Paphiopedilum niveum 'Kathryn' orchid.  Displayed on the show table at the June 10 society meeting, his plant garnered two awards at the Ann Arbor, MI monthly judging on Saturday June 16.  Hossein received a coveted Cultural Award of Merit - CCM 84 for his plant.  A cultural award is judged for not only flower quality but also plant quality and floriferousness.  In addition, he also received a Highly Commended Certificate HCC 79 for one of his flowers. Type your paragraph here.

2018 Calendar

July 15, 2018                        Picnic     

September 16, 2018     Alan Koch     Mini Cats                          

If you would like to share a meal with the speaker, when possible, at a restaurant or at someone’s
home, please let me know.
If you would be willing to offer your guest room to a speaker, please let us know.

Lori McDermott and Tim Choltco program chairs.  See Contact us for email addresses

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

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