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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 March meeting will be held March 12th 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 March meeting will be the 12th and will be presented by Bridget Uzar.

Bridget will be speaking on “What’s Up and Growing” .

Bridget is a fourth-generation green thumb, and a second-generation orchid grower. Following
in her father’s footsteps, she has been at Carter and Holmes Orchids for over twenty years but has been
around orchids her whole life, essentially growing up under the benches.
Bridget began working at C&H in 2002 in an everyday potting and watering capacity, eventually
being given charge of the collection and breeding houses. She made her first Cattleya cross in 2008 and
hasn’t stopped since. Starting in 2009, she began working on the digital photography, catalog publications and other marketing work for Carter and Holmes Orchids. Today, Bridget has been the chief grower and hybridizer for over a decade overseeing greenhouse management and production. She also handles the company marketing emails as well as promotional material and social media.

Bring your questions.


The Recent Fall 2023 Show, held Sept 16,17 2023

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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





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