January 13th Meeting will be Virtual!

Hi All,

We have an exciting speaker participating in this meeting!

It will be Tony Silva presenting a walk around the greenhouse, with a question and answer session too!  Turn on your mics to participate in the discussion!

The meeting starts at 7:00 pm

Tony’s talk will begin at 7:30 pm

Hope you can join us!

November 11th Meeting will be Virtual!

Zoom meeting for November 11,2020

Presenter: Francisco Mirandia

Topic: The Genus Catasetum in Brazil

Time 7:00 connect thru the COS link provided in the news letter


Check out Francisco’s web site he is offering members a 10% discount

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Francisco Miranda

A taxonomist, naturalist and orchid grower, Francisco travels extensively in the U.S. and internationally speaking at orchid-related events and meetings. He has been doing this since 1988, while still living in Brazil. The subjects of these presentations reflect Francisco’s extensive travels to study orchids in their natural environments.

AOS Northeast Judging Center Orchid Judging

AOS Northeast Judging Center Orchid Judging

We are happy to announce an in-person orchid judging with our first location at J&L Orchids on August 15th.  The address of this event is 20 Sherwood Rd, Easton, CT 06612.
If you are an exhibitor with a plant for judging, specifically located in New England, New York, or New Jersey, please send an email before 5pm ET, Thursday, August 13th, to to let us know you are coming.  If you do not let us know you are coming and we exceed the safe limit of attendees, you will not be admitted to the event. We are sorry for this, but it is the only way we can try to keep everyone as safe as possible. Please like our page @AOSNortheastJudging  (  and check subsequent FB posting up to the time of the event in case there are last-minute changes.

This event will adhere to all current local and state social distancing guidelines during the pandemic as safety is our priority.  Please be prepared to adhere to the following when attending:

  • all plants must be at the location by 11 AM to be judged that day
  • please limit drop-off to one person, and please wear a mask
  • please follow directions on arrival about using hand sanitizer when filling out paperwork
  • depending on the number of attendees on the day, you may be asked to leave your plant and come back at a specified time to pick it up after it is judged
  • if we are within safe attendee numbers you may stay, but you will be asked to maintain six feet distance and wear your mask throughout the judging event
  • there will be some seating available, but if you wish to bring your own folding or portable chair to the event, it is encouraged
The meeting will start with a brief discussion about business, followed by a short education program, then plant judging will begin at about 11:30 am.
Look for an announcement about our new temporary location in New Jersey, starting in September.  FYI, we expect to get back to our Frelinghuysen Arboretum location sometime in early 2021.
We look forward to seeing you and getting back to awarding orchids safely!
Thank you,
The AOS Northeast Judging Center Judges

May 13th meeting will be virtual.

Hello Everyone,

In view of all the closures and lockdowns, the Society has decided to have our meetings in a virtual manner (online) for the immediate future.

There is information in an email that was sent out, and also in our newsletter.

Rebecca has kindly offered to help us figure it out! There will be a help session online on Tuesday, May 12. If you feel you may need help with signing in to the meeting on Wednesday, please take advantage of that.

Hope to see everyone there!


March 11th Meeting Address Change!!!

Wednesday March 11th !


The Cheshire Senior Center is CLOSED at the moment.

Doors open at 6:30

Meeting begins at 7:30

Come early and help us set up and socialize!  See you there!

Our speaker for the meeting will be:

Brenda Oviatt from Botanica Orchids
topic Angraecoids.
for pre-orders please check their web site.
place your order and note the society (COS) for delivery
you will pre-pay
at the meeting, you will be refunded the cost of shipping and receive a 15% discount