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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.

July, 2021


Phipps administration is moving back to their offices at the conservatory full time this month. While we are not yet permitted to resume our volunteer work helping with the Phipps orchid collection, Margie Radebaugh promises the orchids are being well taken care of.

We can still visit Phipps Conservatory’s Summer Flower Show, The Hidden Life of Trolls, and see the blooming orchids in the Orchid Exhibition Room in the Conservatory. Hopefully, in the near future, we will be able to return as volunteers working to repot Phipps orchids, Pfun at Phipps, plus our other cultural and inventory work with the Phipps orchid collection, P-OSI.

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