Meetings and Events

Meetings and special events


Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, 7:30 PM. Jason Fischer of Orchids Ltd. will talk about Phragmipediums. The meeting will be in person. Masks are required.

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, 7:30 PM. Dottie Woodson of D&B Orchids will talk about Pests and their control.

March 5 and 6, 2022 – the Fiesta de las Flores in person! It’s time for our annual orchid show and sale where we will have orchid displays, plants for sale and orchid judging. Have questions or want to swap stories on how to grow orchids? Come on by, we’ll have Tucson Orchid Society members available to talk about their favorite ways to rebloom orchids! Orchid displays will be set up by 10:00 on Saturday. Hours: Saturday 9 to 5, Sunday 9-3:30

Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 7:30 PM. Dave Sorokowsky on Paphiopedilums.

Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2022, 7:30 PM. Arnold Gum on tetraploid Cattleya skinnerii in Costa Rica.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 7:00 PM. New time! Doors will open at 6:30 and the meeting starts at 7:00 PM. Norman Fang from Norman’s Orchids will talk about Harlequin phalaenopsis and culture.

Sunday, May 22, 2022, 4:30 PM. 50th year anniversary celebration at the Tucson Botanical Garden.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022. 7:00 PM. New time! Doors will open at 6:30 and the meeting starts at 7:00 PM. A discussion of potting media and a repotting demonstration.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 7:00 PM. Our regular meeting is replaced by an open greenhouse and potluck on July 23 for members only. Details will emailed to members.

Saturday, July 23, 2022, 6:00 PM. An open greenhouse and potluck for members only. Details will be emailed to members.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 7 PM. We will have several presenters discussing different aspects of orchid culture. Bring your questions and any plants you wish to discuss. This meeting is open to any subject you wish to discuss, so we depend on your participation.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 5 PM by ZOOM. Note the special day and time. This will be an extra meeting with Tony the Vandaman in Florida. We will NOT meet in person. Subject will be announced when available.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 7 PM. Carol Beule on Sarcochilis at our regular meeting place.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 7 PM. Denis Olivas, subject to be announced.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 6:30 PM. Our annual auction. Note the special day and time – this is the first Wednesday of the month.

The December 2022 meeting is usually an open greenhouse and Christmas potluck. Details to be determined. Check the members newsletter for more information.


Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, 6:30 PM. Peter Lin (Diamond Orchids) presents “Brassovolas and their hybrids”. ZOOM meeting.

Wed., Feb 2, 2021, 7:00 PM. Zoom chat about “How to grow orchids indoors, Part 2.” ZOOM meeting.

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, 6:30 PM. Ron Parsons ( presents “The Genus Dendrobium”. ZOOM meeting.

Wed., Feb 24, 2021, 7:00 PM. Zoom chat about “Growing orchids outdoors”. ZOOM meeting.

Wed., Mar. 3, 2021, 7:00 PM. Zoom chat about “Open discussion”. ZOOM meeting.

Thursday, Mar. 18, 2021, 6:30 PM. Carri Raven-Riemann (orchidPhile) presents “Growing Orchids in Moss”. ZOOM meeting.

Sat., Mar. 20, 2021, 9:00 – 12:00. Orchid sale/swap/give away open to TOS and DVOS members only. In person. See details in the society newsletter.

Sat., Mar. 27, 2021, 6:30 PM. Zoom chat about the virtual orchid show at The show has entries from both the Tucson Orchid Society and the Desert Valley Orchid Society in Phoenix. ZOOM meeting.

Sat., April 10, 2021. Desert Valley Orchid Society sale, open to the public. 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. In person at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3641 N. 56th Street, Phoenix. Please go to for more information.

Thursday, Apr. 15, 2021, 6:30 PM. Dave Sorokowsky (Paph Paradise Orchids) presents “Don’t fear the slippers!”. ZOOM meeting.

Thursday, May 20, 2021, 6:30 PM. Ray Barkalow (First Rays LLC) presents “Understanding Orchid Nutrition”. ZOOM meeting.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 7:00 PM. Wes Addison will lead a question and answer talk.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 7:00 PM. Wes Addison will talk about his new greenhouse, the new technology he’s trying and about how well his plants are responding to the new space.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 7:00 PM. Peter P. and Bob J. of the TOS society will share what they have learned about growing Vandas and other Vandaceous species here in the desert. They have figured some things out and would love to share their appreciation for these wonderful orchids.

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, 7:30 PM. Alan Koch of Gold Country Orchids will present “Understanding the Brazilian Cattleya Alliance”. The meeting will be in person and on Zoom, although the Zoom meeting is only available for members.

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, 7:30 PM. Peter Lin will be our speaker on Compact Vandaceous Species and Their Hybrids. The meeting will be in person and on Zoom. Check your newsletter for the Zoom link. Masks are required.

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, 6:30 PM. SPECIAL DATE AND TIME! It’s our annual orchid auction which is open to members of the TOS and DVOS orchid societies. Check the newsletter for more details. Masks are required.

The December 2021 meeting will be an open greenhouse and Christmas potluck on Dec. 19 from 12 to 3. Check the members newsletter for more details.

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