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The Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania was organized in 1954 and formed to advance the propagation, horticulture and preservation of orchid species and hybrids. We are a member of the American Orchid Society, the Orchid Digest Corporation and the National Capital Judging Center.


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*OSWP Orchid Show 2023*

Demetria and Tim talking about the OSWP Orchid Show on Pittsburgh Today Live! on KDKA Channel 2











Sign up to Volunteer at the OSWP Orchid Show

Donate to OSWP Orchid Show, and sponsor & pay for show trophy

Future Speakers:

  • April 16th - in-person: Clark Riley, “My 50 Orchid Mistakes and How To Fix Them”.

  • May 21st - in-person: Sarah Hurdel returns on Habinaria culture (habinaria sales)

Phipps Orchid Volunteer Sign-up


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The Barbara Tisherman Slipper Orchid Collection at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, PA, established in 2012 is continually growing to be a Living Museum of Slipper Orchids.


Virtual Show and Tell 


See our other member’s blooms.

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Orchid Gem 


Meet our members and learn about their orchid stories.


Learn about Orchids 


Culture Corner and informational articles on orchids.


OSWP Library 


Borrow books about orchids.

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