Please check back often for the latest information on our 2020 meetings, shows, judging opportunities, and more.


Meetings take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden unless otherwise noted.

February 23

MOS member Alex Kumok will share his expertise on multifloral papheopedilums, the slipper orchids. There will be an orchid auction.

March 22

MOS member Randy Bayer will present. There will be an orchid auction.

April 26

MOS member Marcus Valentine will present on phaelenopsis orchids. There will be an orchid auction.

May 1, 2, 3

Annual Show and Sale. Come shop for orchids and supplies and view beautiful orchid displays from around the region. Have your orchid repotted for a $5 donation.

June 28

World-renowned cattleya grower and hybridizer Fred Clark will speak to us. He will have orchids available for purchase.

July 26

MOS member Doug Mallory will present "Grow it Like a Cattleya--Misunderstandings about this Genus." There will be an orchid auction.

August 23

Francisco Miranda, expert on orchid taxonomy and Brazilian orchids, will visit us.

September 27



October 25

Allen Black, grower and breeder of brassavola orchids, will present to our society.

November 22


December 6

Holiday party and silent auction fundraiser. All are welcome!



MOS member Melissa Garner is currently enrolled in the American Orchid Society judging program and visits the judging center in St. Louis about once a month (typically on the 2nd Saturday of the month).

If you have an orchid you would like to have considered for AOS judging, please contact Melissa to find out when she is going and to coordinate plant drop-off and pickup.  Plants must be dropped off by 7 p.m. the evening prior to the judging date.

Melissa's email:


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