Welcome!

 

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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Phipps Orchid Volunteer Sign-up

May 15 OSWP Meeting

June 19 2022 Edgar Stehli, Bulbophyllum

 

July 30 2022 OSWP Picnic
 

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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.

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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.

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Learn about Orchids 

 

Culture Corner and informational articles on orchids.

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OSWP Library 

 

Borrow books about orchids.

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Congratulations to Hossein Noorbakhsh who received a 90 point CCE/AOS for his Brassavola nodosa at the AOS Judging Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, (with the help of Dave Miller, our OSWP AOS judge and thoughtful transport). 


The Certificate of Cultural Excellence is a rare and wonderful AOS award to the grower for cultural excellence. Hossein’s plant had so many flowers in great condition and spotless leaves.  The flowers surrounded the plant and were in top shape.  
Congratulations again to Hossein for his Brassavola nodosa and his CCE.

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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.

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