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 Meeting April 2021

Sunday, April 18 via Zoom

Mini class: 1:15pm

'Orchids at the Frick' by Lori McDermott

Main meeting: 2pm - 4pm

'How to be an 80th Percentile Grower' by Fred Clarke

OSWP Meeting May 2021

Sunday, May 16 via Zoom

Main meeting: 2pm - 4pm

'New Earth Orchids, Santa Fe NM - Intrergeneric Oncidiinae' by Ronald MIdgett

OSWP Meeting June 2021

Sunday, June 27 via Zoom

Main meeting: 2pm - 4pm

'Cali Columbia (Photographer and Nature Guide): Orchids of Colombia in their native habitats. A huge richness to conserve in an incredibly biodiverse country' by David Haelterman

OSWP Orchid Show Update

Due to CDC Guidelines on large gatherings, the annual show has been canceled for March 2021. Please check this space for announcements about future events.

Virtual Orchid Show 2021

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.

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You can change the charity at any time, by following the directions on the About page.


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