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

Denver Botanic Gardens 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.

During the outdoor light display at DBG Sturm Hall will be accessed from outdoors. Cross the street to get to the same side as DBG then take the sidewall to the right until you see the sign for Sturm Hall. Enter the doors and take the stairs up one flight. Sturm Hall should be right in front of you.

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 the 9th and will be presented by Sarah Hurdel.

Sarah will be speaking on “Habernarias“.

Sarah is the owner of Needmore Orchids, an artist, orchid blogger, exhibitor
and accredited AOS judge.  She maintains a collection of well over 600 orchids
under lights in her basement, including a large number of Habenaria species and
hybrids.  Even without a greenhouse, her plants and exhibits have received AOS
award recognition for culture, flower quality, and design.  She enjoys sharing her
orchid obsession with others through in-person and virtual presentations to
societies across the US and Canada.
 Each talk combines her love of orchids, photography, and illustration with
experienced advice and a sense of humor.  Sarah currently has two blog pages
featuring her orchid photography and cultural information – Something About
Orchids on Facebook and Blogspot.

Bring your questions.

The upcoming Spring Show will be held May 4th and 5th.


Click here for more information about the Spring Show.

To sign up to work at the show click this link


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.

2024 Meeting Schedule

    • January 9 — Carol Buele: The Essence of Japan & Fuukiran

    • February 13 — Arnold Gum: Taking Pictures of Orchids in Field and Forrest

    • March 12 — Bridget Uzar: What’s Up and Growing

    • April 9 — Sarah Hurdel: Habernarias
    • May 14 — Leon Glicenstein: Jewel Orchids
    • June 11  — Ron Burch: Hardy Perennial Orchids for Colorado

    • July & August — No meetings
    • September 10 — Tim Culbertson: Pescatorea – Bollea Alliance series
    • October — TBD
    • November 12 — Fred Clarke: Cycnoches, Mormodes, and Catasetums
    • December 8 — Christmas Part and Annual Business Meeting





Useful Links

 Rocky Mountain Judging Center