Calendar of Events

Monthly DOS Meeting

Lowry CenterDATE: Tuesday February 12, 2019, 7:00 P.M.
LOCATION: The Lowry Conference Center
1061 Akron Way, Bldg. 697
Room 200B
Denver, CO 80230
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Our February program will be conducted by Mark Van Der Woerd who will be explaining the finer points of orchid judging. Members and visitors will be given the chance to try their hand at evaluating plants brought in by members.

The Lowry Conference Center is located centrally in Denver at the corner of Yosemite Street and Akron Way. It has convenient free parking with direct access to the ground floor meeting room and free WiFi.

Meeting General Information
The Denver Orchid Society meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, with the exception of a summer break in July and August. Visitors are always welcome! Our meetings include a short business discussion, an informal Show-and-Tell, an expert speaker orchid presentation, and the sale of orchid plants.
2019 Meeting Schedule
  • January 8 — Pepe Portilla, Ecuagenera
  • February 12 — Mark Van Der Woerd (Judging seminar)
  • March 12 — Plant study event
  • April 9 — Jason Fisher (Orchids Ltd)
  • May 14 — Charles Wilson
  • June 11 — Alan Koch (Gold Country)
  • July — NO MEETING/auction?
  • August — NO MEETING
  • September 10 — Glen Decker (Piping Rock)
  • October 8 — Ron Parsons (one of the author’s of a Compendium of Miniature Orchids)
  • November 12 — local speaker TBD
  • December 10 — potluck/auction

DOS Spring Show and Sale

DBGTHEME: Celebrate the Orchid
FORMAT: Bench show
Saturday, March 30, 2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 31, 2019: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

LOCATION: Denver Botanic Gardens, Mitchell Hall, 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206
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ADMISSION: Open to the public
DBG admission: $12.50 Adult, $9.50 Seniors (65+), Military & Veterans (w/ID), $9 Students (w/ID), $9 Children 3-15, Free for Children 2 & under, and for DBG members

Hybrid and species orchids will be on sale to the general public. Our experts will be there to answer questions, and the American Orchid Society will
be judging. Come celebrate with us!

PARTICIPANTS: Bring your blooming orchids (as many as you’d like) and be part of the Denver Orchid Society spring show!
Participant Plant Registration: Friday, March 29, from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Read the DOS Bench Show guidelines >


 Rocky Mountain Judging Center Monthly Sessions

Phragmapedium2018 RMJC Schedule

(Judging start at 7:00 p.m.)
January 13; February 10
March 17
April 14; May 12; June 9
July 14; August 11; Sept. 8
Oct. 13; Nov. 10; Dec. 8

General Information

Judging sessions are open to all orchid growers and are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the Colorado Federation-Garden Clubs building, 1556 Emerson Street in Denver. Off-street parking is available. Centrally located just north of Colfax, this location is close to Denver Botanic Gardens. Everyone is welcome, so try to attend at least once. Bring your best plants and stay a while. It is a great educational experience.
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Typical Session

6:00 p.m. – Judges training
6:30 p.m. – Plant registration
7:00 p.m. – Judging begins (except during the DOS annual show in which case judging starts the morning before the show opens to the public.)