Calendar of Events


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Our latest meeting

If you are visiting this page from outside the Denver area — possibly from elsewhere in Colorado, or from another state, or even another country — then we invite you to join our Society and attend meetings through Zoom. You are free to attend two meetings before deciding to join us officially. Just send an email to Jojo deBeaubien at and she will send you a Zoom link so you can lurk long enough decide whether to join us. We’ve been meeting now for more than 70 years.

The May meeting will be held May 9th both in person and on Zoom. Meeting starts 6:30 for socializing and 7 PM for the main meeting. The place is:

Denver Botanic Gardens, Sturm Hall, 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206 .

Enter by the Pinion gate, a small gate just north of the main entrance. Once inside, go through the main entrance and proceed up the steps and all the way to the back to find Sturm Hall. It’s behind you when you hit the office area.

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


The May meeting will be Tuesday, May 9th and will be presented by Bill Thoms.

Bill will be speaking on the Genus Bulbophyllum.

Internationally recognized speaker, orchid hunter, breeder and grower extrordinaire Bill
Thoms will be presenting a talk on Bulbophyllums.  This program covers everything you
need to know to grow and bloom these fascinating plants, including super pictures of
easy-to-grow species and the latest hybrids.
    Be prepared to learn more about this fascinating group of plants than you ever
dreamed!  Bill Thoms and Doris Dukes have been growing orchids around Central Florida
for more than 45 years and have received almost every award granted by the AOS as well as
more Awards for Culture than anyone else in the world, (105 in over 29 genera, including
48 in the Bulbophyllum alliance and 13 CCEs plus 4 others 90 points or above before they
had the Cultural Excellence award.
Many of his crosses are winning awards around the country and the AOS has recently
added a yearly award named for him for the best Bulbophyllum exhibited.
The talks are spiced with funny stories and funny associations so whether you grow
thousands of orchids, only a few, or none at all, you will have a wonderfully entertaining
time and be able to grow anything better.  Many of the most important requirements for
growing world class plants are made easy to understand and remember.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn how to grow these fascinating plants and to
hear one of the most knowledgeable, interesting and funny speakers in the orchid world.

Pictures from the Denver Orchid Society Spring Show

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Fall Show 2022:

To see pictures from the fall show click the link below

Fall 2022 Orchid Show


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.


2023 Meeting Schedule

  • January — Glen Decker: Slipper Orchids
  • February — Beth and Keith: Pests, Fertilizer, Repotting, and Dividing.
  • March — Jojo and Shirlee: How We Grow
  • April — Peter Lin, Diamond Orchids: Angraecum, Aerangis & Aeranthes
  • May — Bill Thoms: Bulbophyllums
  • June — Alan Koch, Gold Country Orchids: Mini Cats
  • July — No Meeting
  • August — No Meeting
  • September — Carol Klonowski: Tolumnias
  • October — Tomas Bajza, Tarzane Group: Miniature Orchids
  • November — TBD
  • December — Christmas Part and Annual Business Meeting

Useful Links

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