A joint initiative between Phipps Conservatory and the Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania to create and cultivate an orchid collection of note for enjoyment, education and research.

April, 2021


While we are still not permitted to continue our work with the Phipps orchid collection due to the pandemic precautions, we can still visit Phipps Conservatory’s beautiful show.


The Phipps Annual Spring Show, “A Canopy of Color,” runs until April 11th.   Celebrate Spring and enjoy the warmth and beauty of Phipps Conservatory in full bloom!  


We hope this summer to be back volunteering at Phipps to help with maintaining and “growing” the Phipps orchids collection in all aspects.  It’s a beautiful way to give back to our city and learn about each other and orchids as well. 


In the meantime, Think Orchids  and Celebrate Spring!!!!

P-OSI Team Leaders:

  • Minis
    Tim Choltco, Lori McDermott, Lance Cheuvront, Kim McClellan

  • Vandas/Oncidiums
    Vidki Strod, Jim Yamber

  • Cymbidiums
    Jim Yamber

  • Cattleyas/Epidendrums
    Mike Lysy

  • Dendrobiums
    Raj Popat

  • Slippers
    Michelle Panasiuk, Demetria Marsh


Let us know if you would like to help out when we are able to return to volunteering at Phipps!
We’d love to have you join us!

For more information, contact:

Nancy Kline

Demetria Marsh



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