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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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Meeting Schedule 2024


  • January 21 - Spartan Center

  • February 18 - Spartan Center

  • March 16 and 17 - Spring Show, Crown Plaza Suites 

  • April 21 - Spartan Center

  • May 19 - Spartan Center

  • June 9 - Spartan Center (Special date due to Father's Day)

  • July - Picnic - Date/ Location TBD

  • August - No Meeting

  • September 15 - Spartan Center

  • October 20 - Spartan Center

  • November 10 - Spartan Center (Special date due to Thanksgiving)

  • December - Holiday Party - Date/Location TBD

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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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