December 11 meeting/potluck in FARMINGTON

Our December 11th meeting will be in FARMINGTON at the Farmington Senior Center located at 321 New Britain Ave in Unionville, CT 06085

Doors open at 6:30 pm and meeting starts at 7:30 pm

Come early and help us set up.

Remember to bring something for our Potluck!

We will be having our elections and blooming plant review, so come and have fun!

***MOS Mass Orchid Society Show and Sale***

Hellow everyone!

We always know when fall has officially arrived—It’s time for the MOS Mass orchid society show and sale.

This years dates are set up Thurs 7th

Show is Nov 8 thru 10th

Sons of Italy Hall

117 Swanton St , Winchester Ma

This is the first orchid show of the season. Please check your collections to see what will

Be blooming in a couple of weeks. We will need to gather everyone’s plants for our display.

NEEDED ARE MEMBERS TO STEP IN AND HELP WITH SET UP AND TAKE DOWN. Please let either Dave T or Cheryl M know if you can help out either by lending blooming plants or set up or take down.

November 13 meeting in FARMINGTON

Our November 13th meeting will be in FARMINGTON at the Farmington Senior Center located at 321 New Britain Ave in Unionville, CT 06085

Doors open at 6:30 pm and meeting starts at 7:30 pm

Speaker: Gary Meyer
Topic: To Be Announced

COS Auction- Sunday, September 15

COS Auction! This is our biggest fundraiser this year. Come with your divisions to donate and leave with new divisions! Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Avenue Cheshire, 06410
Doors Open at 11:30
12:00 to 12:30 for prior viewing
Auction ends at 4:00 pm

Photos of some of the lovely plants that Glen is donating to the auction.

2019 Connecticut Orchid Society Orchid Show on Sat, March 30, & Sun, March 31, in Bristol, CT

COS 2019 Orchid Show – American Orchid Society Awarded Show Trophy to the Connecticut Orchid Society for Display

The Connecticut Orchid Society will hold its own American Orchid Society sanctioned orchid show on Saturday, March 30 (10am-5pm) and Sunday, March 31 (10am-4pm).  The location is the Bristol Senior Center at 240 Stafford Avenue, in Bristol, Connecticut.  Early admission/entry is available for photographers on Sunday, March 31 (9-10am).  Plants for your shopping pleasure are available from the following vendors: Andy’s Orchids, Carmela Orchids, Ecuagenera, Main Street Orchids, Daffodils and More.  Educational and potting materials will also be available.

The show theme is ‘Spring into Orchids’ and attendees will have the opportunity to purchase plants from orchid vendors, attend informative lectures on orchid growing, and enjoy the beautiful bounty of orchid displays on hand.




News article_Bristol Press_2019 COS Orchid Show

Please note instructions below for pre-orders from vendors:

*Ecuagenera- Anyone wanting to pre-order plants for delivery at our show from Ecuagenera should place their order by MARCH 15TH.

*Andy’s Orchids- 10% discount for pre-orders. Cut-off for pre-order is MARCH 15. Make sure to note the order is a pre-order to be picked up at the COS show March 30-31. To place pre-order, put your order in the “Basket” on Andy’s website at, then copy and paste the “Basket” to Word and email it to

*Daffodils & More- Pre-order cutoff date is March 15th .http://  Contact is David Burdock at

MARCH 15th and it should be side marked for delivery at the Connecticut Orchid Society Show.

Saturday Workshops and Lectures:

12pm Workshop:  Basic Potting

2pm Lecture:  “Orchid Genetics: The Evolution of a Family” presented by Will Wilson

Sunday Events and Workshops:

11am Tour:  Explore all the unique orchids in the many displays

1pm Workshop:  Basic Orchid Growing

1pm Lecture:  “Up and Away Growing Tillandsias and Orchids”

Please click on the links below for information regarding plant registration and show trophies:

COS 2019 Show Trophies

Plant Classifications COS 2019 Show

Plant Registration COS 2019

Show Plant Entry Fillable Form COS 2019

UConn Greenhouse Tour is June 23rd at 11am

On June 23rd at 11am The Connecticut Orchid Society is Touring the UConn Greenhouses

The University of Connecticut will be

hosting members of the COS for a private

tour of the University greenhouses. The

tour will start at 11 AM at the Torrey Life

Sciences Building on the UConn campus in

Storrs. The Society has developed a close

relationship with the University of

Connecticut over the years and is

privileged to be offered this private tour.

The UConn greenhouses contain a diverse

and well regarded orchid collection

focused on species as well as a diverse

collection of non-orchids.

RSVP by Friday 22nd of June to Cheryl Mizak at

Directions to UConn Greenhouses

We will be met at the North Parking Garage and

walk from there. Parking in the ground lot just

beyond the garage is also acceptable, because

they don’t enforce parking on weekends.

Coming in from Rt 44, take the Discovery Drive

entrance to campus, which is just west of the

intersection of 195. Follow Discovery Drive to

the light. Proceed straight across: visitors center

is to the right, parking garage is to the left. The

ground lot is on right just past visitor’s center.



Thank you to everyone who donated plants, and to the auctioneers and guests, for making our our Orchid Auction on May 6 a success!

Hours:  10 am – 4 pm

Orchid Auction Flyer–May 2017

(COS Members please drop off plant donations between 10 – 11 am on May 6th)

Location:  Waverly Inn, 286 Maple Avenue, Cheshire, CT

Schedule of Events:

10 am – Noon:  Plant Preview

Noon – 4 pm:  Auction

  • No Admission Fee
  • Specimen Plants
  • Fred Clarke Plants

All are welcome!

Presented by the Connecticut Orchid Society