Annual Orchid Show

Annual Spring Orchid Show – March 28-31, 2019

2019 Orchid Show Schedule

  • Thursday, March 28, 2019
  • 9:00am – 8:00pm – Set Up – All displays must be setup this day
  • 9:00am – 6:00pm – Plant Registration
  • Friday, March 29, 2019
  • 8:00am – 9:00am – Judges/Clerks Breakfast*
  • 9:15am – 9:30am – Judging/Clerking Meeting*
  • 9:30 am -11:00am – Judging/Ribbons*
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Judges Lunch*
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm – AOS Judging*
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm – Photo Hour – Tripods allowed in Show area
  • 1:00pm – 5:00pm – Show/Sales Open to Public
  • 5:00 p.m. – Show closes for the day.
  • 6:00pm – 9:00pm – Preview Party – Tickets required – details coming soon.)
  • Saturday, March 30, 2019
  • 10:00am – 5:00pm – Show/ Sales Open to Public
  • 10:30am – 11:30am – Introduction to Orchids and Windowsill Growing – Claudio Rossi, Cloud’s Orchids
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Growing Miniature Orchids – Lucas of J&L Orchids
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm – Growing Beyond Phalaenopsis – Other Orchids to Try – Jeanne Kaeding
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Photographing Orchids – Gaston of J&L Orchids
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm – Photo Hour (Photography with tripods permitted – Admission free for photographers)
  • 5:00 p.m. – Show closes for the day.
  • Sunday, March 31, 2019
  • 10:00am – 4:00pm – Show/ Sales Open to Public
  • 10:30am – 11:30am – Introduction to Orchids and Windowsill Growing – Claudio Rossi, Cloud’s Orchids
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Species You Can Grow in Your Greenhouse – Carol Butcher
  • 4:00 pm – Show closes.

*indicates this event not open to the public.

2019 Show Forms

How to Enter Plants
in the GROS Exhibit

Check out the step-by-step instructions here.

Orchid Show Discount Card

Receive $1.00 off your Orchid Show Admission with this online offer. Just click on the poster to download. Then just print out and save when you bring the copy to the Show!

Spring Show 2019 postcard image

Our Show Vendors for 2019

Our wonderful vendors will be bringing an enormous selection of orchids – and potting supplies – for sale at great prices. As always, there will be plenty of free advice on growing and caring for your purchases.

Visit our Orchid Rx Table!

New this year is our Orchid Rx Table, where our expert orchid growers will be on hand during Show hours to answer all of your questions about orchids. Whether it’s growing orchids indoors under lights, in a greenhouse or on your windowsills, we’ll have free expert advice all day long. Having problems with diseases or insects on your plants? We can help. Stop by and chat with our friendly Society members!

Orchid Repotting Service – $5

Do you have orchids that you know need to be repotted, but you just aren’t sure how to go about it? Our crack team of expert growers will repot your orchid plant for just $5, with fresh growing medium and plenty of advice on how to keep your orchid healthy and happy. If you bought your orchid a while ago at a big box store, it probably needs repotting!

A nonprofit orchid society based in Rochester, NY.