May Orchid Shows

Orchid show across 6 continents are ready to dazzle and amaze. Many are perfectly timed for Mother’s Day. Later in the month, the Chelsea Flower Show in London will strut its stuff as the most famous garden show in the world. Expect plenty of orchids among its many extraordinary exhibits.

May 1
Fenland Orchid Society Annual Show, Village Hall, Terrington St. Clement, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, UK
May 1
Taiping Orchid Show, Taiping Lake Garden (Taman Tasik Taiping,) Taiping, Perak, Malaysia
May 3 – 7
National Orchid Festival, Heritage Society, Quinta de los Molinos Garden and Benito Juarez House, Havana, Cuba
May 4 – 5
Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Annual Plant Sale, Cherry Esplanade, 900 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, New York
May 4 – 8
Dorado Orchid Show, Parque El Dorado, Dorado, Puerto Rico
May 5 – 7
Western Suburbs Orchid Society Autumn Show, Strathfield Plaza, 11 The Boulevarde, Strathfield, NSW, Australia
May 5 – 8
Five Dock RSL Orchid Society Show, Leichhardt Market Town, Flood St., Leichhardt, NSW, Australia
May 6 – 7
Kauai Orchid Society Mother’s Day Show and Sale, Kukui Grove Shopping Center, 3-2600 Kanualii Hwy., Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii
May 6 – 8
Triangle Orchid Society Exhibition and Sale, Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh, North Carolina
May 6 – 8
Tampa Bay Orchid Society Show, Egypt Shrine Center, 4050 Dana Shores Dr., Tampa, Florida

May 6 – 8
Southern Tier Orchid Society Show, Oakdale Mall, Johnson City, New York
May 6 – 8
Orchid Society of California Mother’s Day Weekend Show and Sale, Lakeside Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave., Oakland, California
May 6 – 8
Port Macquarie Orchid & Bromeliad Society Mothers Day Weekend Orchid Show, Panthers Port Macquarie, 1 Bay St., Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia
May 6 – 8
Wolkberg Orchid Society Mini Show, Tzaneen Garden Centre, Tzaneen, Limpopo, South Africa
May 6 – 8
East Rand Orchid Society Autumn Show, Edenvale Community Centre, Edenvale, Gauteng, South Africa
May 6 – 8
Natal Orchid Society Autumn Show, Durban Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Sydenham Rd., Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
May 6 – 8
Magalies Orchid Society Autumn Show, Hexrivier Garden Center, Rustenburg, North West, South Africa
May 6 – 8
Zululand Orchid Society Autumn Show, Boardwalk Inkwazi Shopping Centre, Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
May 6 – 8
XVII Wystawa Storczykow, Centrum Targowe Chemobudowa, Krakow, ul. Klimeckiego 14, Poland
May 7
North of England Orchid Society Monthly Meeting & Show, Barton Village Hall, Barton, Lancashire, UK
May 7 – 8
Carmel Orchid Society Show, Hidden Valley Institue for the Arts, 88 W. Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley, California
May 7 – 8
Orchid Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania Show, JMC Ice Arena, 423 W. 38th St., Erie, Pennsylvania
May 7 – 8
Volusia County Orchid Society Show & Sale, Volusia County Fairgrounds, Hester Building, 3150 E. New York Ave., Deland, Florida
May 7 – 8
South Central Washington Orchid Society Show & Sale, Tri-Tech Skills Center, 5929 West Metaline, Kennewick, Washington
May 8
Sheffield & District Orchid Society Show, Chatsworth Cavendish Hall, Edensor, Derbyshire, UK
May 10 – 14
Tygerberg Orchid Group Autumn Show, Durbanville Town Hall, Durbanville, Cape Town, South Africa
May 12 – 15
IV Exposicion Nacional de Orquideas, Jardin Botanico Eloy Valenzuela, Floridablanca, Santander, Colombia
May 13 – 15
Redland International Orchid Festival, Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead, Florida
May 13 – 15
Eastern Province Orchid Society Annual Display, Sherwood Garden Centre, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
May 14
Northeast Judging Center Judges Forum, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 232 Durham Rd. Madison, Connecticut
May 14 – 15
Galveston Orchid Society Show & Sale, Nessler Community Center, 2012 5th Avenue N., Texas City, Texas
May 14 – 15
Orquimadrid 2011, Rosaleda Ramon Ortiz del Parque del Oeste, Madrid, Spain
May 14 – 15
Dubbo and Orana Region Orchid Society Show, Victoria Park Glasshouse, Dubbo, NSW, Australia
May 15
Cambridge Orchid Society Orchid Show, Great Shelford Memorial Hall, Woollards Ln., Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire, UK
May 15
Cumbria Orchid Society Annual Show, Morton Community Centre, Wigton Rd., Carlisle, Cumbria, UK
May 20 – 22
Memphis Orchid Society Show, Holiday Inn Select, I-240 & Poplar Ave., Memphis, Tennessee
May 20 – 22
Heart O’Texas Orchid Society Show, St. Edward’s Univ., Ragsdale Center, 3001 S. Congress Ave., Austin, Texas
May 20 – 22
Orchids Out West, Hawkesbury Race Club, Corporate Bldg., Racecourse Rd., Clarendon, South Australia, Australia
May 20 – 22
Sofiero Trophy, Sofiero Park, Sofierovagen 58, S-25189 Helsingborg, Sweden
May 20 – 22
2e Exposition Internationale, Espace Bouteiller, 3 ave. du Bouteiller, Chantilly, France
May 20 – 22
Exposition au Plessis Bouchard, Centre Culturel, 5 rue Pierre Brossolette, Le Plessis Bouchard, France
May 21 – 22
Central Pennsylvania Orchid Society Show, Ag Arena, Penn State Campus, State College, Pennsylvania
May 21 – 22
Oasis Orchid & Garden Expo, Oasis Shopping Centre, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
May 22
Laneside Hardy Orchid Enthusiasts Open Show, Dunchurch Village Hall, Dunchurch, Warwickshire, UK
May 24 – 28
RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London, UK
May 25 – 29
Bankstown Orchid Society Autumn Show, Chester Square Shopping Centre, 1 Leicester St., Chester Hill, NSW, Australia
May 27 – 28
Greater Orlando Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale, Orlando Garden Club, 710 Rollins St., Winter Park, Florida
May 27 – 29
Orchid Society of the Northern Transvaal Autumn Show, Safari Garden Centre, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
May 27 – 29
Orchids and Wine, Cantina Rotari, Via del Teroldego 1, I-38016 Mezzocorona, Trentino, Italy
May 28 – 29
Northwestern Michigan Orchid Society Show, Grand Traverse County Civic Center, 1213 W. Civic Center Dr., Traverse City, Michigan
May 29 – June 6
4th International Orchid Conservation Congress, Hluboka Castle Park, Hluboka, Czech Republic

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4 Comments on “May Orchid Shows”

  1. Axel P. Says:

    Interesting article and well written.

  2. DarlaSteele24 Says:

    Thanks for the show schedule! I bought my mother a beautiful dendrobium at the Tampa show on Saturday. Then we visited the show together on Sunday as a Mothers’ Day treat, and she loved it! She stuck in nose in every flower she could reach :-). There were so many sweet-smelling ones.

  3. nancy Says:

    OK, I checked your list and you have all six continents covered. Maybe someday there’ll be shows in antartica too 😉

  4. Anne Elill Says:

    Good show!