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 Meeting May 2021

Sunday, May 16 via Zoom

Main meeting: 2pm - 4pm

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

Member Swap and Sale

Sunday, June 6 from 11am until 3pm

Montour Shelter, South Park. (Corrigan Drive to Hundred 

Acre Drive to Montour Shelter. Follow signs for 'Skating Rink')

A chance to find new homes for your extras, while acquiring some new treasures. An opportunity to have your orchid supplies delivered free of 

shipping charges. Supplies may be pre-ordered from Robert's Flower Supply,  1-440-236-5571 or rfs@orchidmix.com


We will be outdoors with a roof in case of rain or hot sun, but masks are required.

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.

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.