Calendar of Events

May’s meeting will be held May 10th both in person and on Zoom. The meeting place is:

Lowry Conference Center
1061 Akron Way
Denver CO 80230

Interested members of the general public are welcome to attend up to two meetings before deciding whether to join the Denver Orchid Society.


The April meeting will be presented by Harry Gallis and his presentation will be on Dendrobium bigibbum hybrids

Dr. Harry Gallis is an American Orchid Society judge in North Carolina and a long-time
grower of Dendrobiums. His talk should give you a good overview of Dendrobium
bigibbum and its hybrids as well as tips and tricks for growing and flowering this
compact, free flowering Australian native. Perfect for growing on windowsills and under

Dr. Harry Gallis Harry is a native of Athens, Georgia, and his profession is
medicine. “I did most of `my training at Duke and specialized in Internal Medicine and
Infectious Diseases. Dr. Harry Gallis has been growing orchids since 1980. The largest
groups are Cattleyas, Phalaenopsis and Dendrobiums. His plants have received 41
AOS awards, and, says Harry, “I very much enjoy growing plants for shows and
awards”. He entered the AOS judging program in 1991, and is an Accredited Judge and
Past Chair of the Carolinas Judging Center in Greensboro, NC. He is a life member of
the Triangle Orchid Society, and belongs or has belonged to most of the societies in his
region. His other favorite plants are Rlc. Susie’s Valentine ‘Harry’s Favorite’ AM/AOS,
named for his wife and Den. Alex Gallis for his son (his first personal hybrid to win an
AOS award).


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. Our meetings include a short business discussion, an informal Show-and-Tell, an expert speaker orchid presentation, and the sale of orchid plants.


2022 Meeting Schedule

  • January — Daryl Venables : Tolumnias
  • February — Carol Beule : Sarcochilus
  • March — Eric Sauer : Maxillarias
  • April — Dave Sorokowsky: Multifloral Paphiopedilums
  • May — Harry Gallis MD : Dendrobium bigibbum hybrids
  • June — Marni Turkel : Dendrochilumss
  • July — No Meeting
  • August — No Meeting
  • September — Jason Fisheri : TBD
  • October –– Ron Kaufmann : Rupicolous Orchids
  • November — Glen Decker: TBD
  • December  — TBD

 Pictures from our 2019 Spring Show


 Rocky Mountain Judging Center Sessions

2019 RMJC Schedule
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.)