Calendar of Events

Interested members of the general public are welcome to attend up to two meetings before deciding whether to join the Denver Orchid Society. We are currently meeting by Zoom only, and you are free to lurk there without audio or video to see what we’re about (you can use audio and video if you want) . To be sent a Zoom link to check us out just send a request to Marion Allen at . We hope you will join us.


The February meeting will be presented by Carol Beule . She will be talking about the genus Sarcochilus.

Carol began her orchid adventure after moving to Southern California in 1992. Growing outside with no greenhouse in Studio City at the edge of the San Fernando Valley is sometimes problematic. With temperatures ranging from 28 to 118 Fahrenheit, and humidity as low as 7% at times, it is usually a challenge. It has been her quest to find what will and will not bloom and prosper under these circumstances. Now however, she has 2 very small greenhouses to help.

In her search to find the perfect plant for her growing area, Carol Sarcochilus is one of these. Carol also grows various forms of Paphiopedilum, Phalaenopsis, Cattleya, Laelia, Dendrobium, Lycaste, Zygopetalum, Neofenitia and Asian Cymbidiums.

Carol is a Fully Accredited American Orchid Society Judge, the 1st VP of the Orchid Society of Southern California, and is on the committee that creates the Society’s display for the Huntington’s annual October Orchid Show..

She is presently writing an article for the American Orchid Society monthly magazine on the pots used to display the Vanda falcata in Japan and the US.  It will be illustrated using some photos taken by her OSSC members.  The 1st part will start in February of 2022, and continue through to the April issue.

We are still meeting remotely by Zoom, so watch your email for connect information.


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.)