Spring Show:
Apr. 25 – Apr. 28, 2024

The GROS held our first Orchid Show in April of 1969 at the Garden Center of Rochester; we recorded some 225 visitors.. Many other of our annual shows of that era consisted of groups of orchids displayed on shelves, with little adornment or attempt to create a “natural” or artistic environment that is typical of orchid shows today.

In 1971, the club presented its show at Sibley’s – Rochester’s fabled flagship downtown department store, and over the years, we’ve held our annual Spring Shows at various locations around Rochester. By 1978, our show at the Garden Center drew over 1,800 people!

Our first show to feature American Orchid Society judging dates to 1980, when two plants received awards: Oncidum Purple Envy ‘Suzy’ AM/AOS and Phalaenopsis Spitzberg ‘Mrs. March’, HCC/AOS.

All 2023 Show information will be posted here as it becomes available. If you have any questions, please go to our Contact page and select “2024 Show Chairman” as the message recipient.

Volunteers Needed!

Sign Up Genuis QR code for GROS Orchid Show volunteers

The success of our annual Show has always relied on the active participation of our membership. If you would like to help – and virtually every task involves a lot of plain old fun, in addition to the work – please use this QR code to sign up on our secure app. If the code doesn’t work for you, you can also use this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4EADA62BAAFCC25-47096160-2024

2024 GROS Orchid Show Schedule

  • Thursday, April 25, 2024
  • Registration of plants 10 a.m. – 4 pm.
  • Exhibit setup 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday, April 26, 2024
  • Ribbon judging, 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • AOS award judging , 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Show open to the public, including vendor sales, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Show Reception & Awards Ceremony in the Eisenhart 6:00 – 8 p.m. **
  • **Purchase of tickets required. See details & get tickets here.
  • Saturday, April 27, 2024
  • Show open to the public, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • 11 a.m.  Presentation: “What’s an Orchid – The Basics” – Dave Weiss
  • 12:30 p.m. Presentation: “How to Grow Orchids in Rochester” – Natalie Auburn
  • 2 p.m. Presentation:  “How to Grow Unusual and Miniature Orchids” – Carol Butcher
    • Sunday, April 28, 2024
    • Show open to the public, 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • 11 a.m. Presentation: “What’s an Orchid – The Basics”” – Dave Weiss
    • 12:30 p.m. Presentation:  “How to Grow Orchids in Rochester” – Dave Weiss
    • 2 p.m. Presentation: “How to Grow Unusual and Miniature Orchids” – Carol Butcher
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