Archive for the 'Events' Category

September Orchid Events

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Here are this month’s events with COVID19 precautions. It’s a good idea to double-check with the local orchid society before attending in case of last-minute cancellations. September 1 Santa Clara Valley Orchid Society Live, In-Person Auction, American Legion Hall, 1504 Minnesota Ave., San Jose, California September 4 – 5 Welsh Orchid Festival, Aberglasney Gardens, Llangathen, […]

August Orchid Events

Sunday, August 1st, 2021

Even as more people are vaccinated, we are still in a pandemic. If an indoor event doesn’t mention basic health precautions, I’m not going to list it here. That means I’ve left shows off this month’s list, as I have in past months. When safety measures are publicized, people will feel safer, and will return […]

July Orchid Events

Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Most in-person orchid events are still on hold. Even as the pandemic recedes in well-vaccinated parts of the world, it can take months to organize exhibits or auctions. With hope, they can safely return soon. July 10 North Shore Orchid Society Winter Show, Albany Village Hall, Albany Hwy. & Library Ln., Albany, Auckland, New Zealand […]

June Orchid Events

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

June brings a few online and in-person events. For SF Bay Area residents, don’t miss this month’s SF Orchid Society Sale. There was a great selection of plants at last year’s sale. June 5 Curso Básico Virtual de Cultivo de Orquídeas, presented by the Sociedad Colombiana de Orquideología; online class in Spanish; $50 or $100 […]

May Orchid Events

Saturday, May 1st, 2021

Most of the orchid world continues to exist online. Check with your local orchid society for virtual meetings, shows, auctions, expert talks, and more. May 1 New Zealand Orchid Society Autumn Show, Mt. Albert War Memorial Hall, 751-761 New North Rd., Auckland, New Zealand May 5 Presentation about The Diversity and Conservation of New Zealand […]

April Orchid Events

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

We’ve suffered through the COVID19 pandemic for over a year, and there are still in-person shows listed online without any mention of basic safety precautions. It’s ridiculous, and I won’t have any part of their irresponsibility. You won’t find those shows in my list. Below are New Zealand and Australian shows which do have precautions, […]

March Orchid Events

Monday, March 1st, 2021

This month features several online events and a Bay Area Cymbidium sale with COVID19 precautions. March 3 – 8 American Orchid Society Spring Online Auction, fundraising auction with plants, books, supplies, collectibles, gift certificates, and more; link will go live on March 3rd March 13 Spring 2021 American Orchid Society Members Meeting, online; no fee […]

February Orchid Events

Monday, February 1st, 2021

In addition to this short list of online events, many orchid societies have moved all their gatherings online. Monthly meetings, sales, auctions, and expert talks are easy to access with an internet connection. Check with your local society for more. February 2 Orchid Mini Symposium, Advances in Australian Orchid Research (free webcast) February 6 Virtual […]

Three Online Orchid Sales

Sunday, January 24th, 2021

Orchid lovers in the San Francisco Bay Area can take advantage of two local online sales. In addition, Hengduan Biotech in China is having an online sale that will ship most anywhere in the world. Ongoing until January 29 The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley is renovating its Tropical House, and selling divisions […]

January Orchid Event

Friday, January 1st, 2021

Happy new year! Kudos to New Zealand for smartly managing the pandemic. That’s why I’m listing their show. Please check directly with the phone number on their webpage for the latest updates. I’ve found links for a few other events this month, but they don’t have clear COVID19 precautions, and they’re in areas that don’t […]