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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We are on Zoom for meetings.  Those interested non-members could use contact us to get a Zoom invitation.

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.

Virtual Show and Tell 


See our other member’s blooms.

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.


You can help the American Orchid Society simply by shopping at Amazon through their Amazon Smile program. Just go to http://smile.amazon.com every time you shop at Amazon.

When you checkout for the first time, you will be asked to designate your charity.  Type in American Orchid Society in the search bar - We appear as "American Orchid Society Inc." 

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