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

2018 Calendar

February 18, 2018      Ryan Gott at Phipps   Integrated Pest Management at Botany Hall, Phipps Conservatory

Spring show dates,,,March  3/14 - 3/18 2018. open to public 3/17 & 18

April 15, 2018               Janet Lamborn   Don't Put on Virus Blinders

May 20, 2018                 Dave Sorokowsky   Paphiopedilums

June 10, 2018                Kristen Uthus   Honey I Shrunk the Orchids

July, 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 me know.

Demetria Marsh, Program Chair 412-848-4349

All are welcome to our meetings members and nonmembers.


Cypripedium acaule,

RothRock State Park

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

2017 Show Wrap-up

Rhyncattleanthe Afternoon Delight 'Magnetism' CCM/AOS 82 points

Awarded to Sheila Nathanson at the Spring Show.