Show Time

Come visit us at the Fall show of the Utah Orchid Society. Our theme for this show is Orchid Round Up.

  • Show Location -
    • Red Butte Garden
      300 Wakara Way
      Salt Lake City, UT
  • Show Times -
    • Friday, October 31st
      • Show Setup starting at 1:00 PM through 5:30 PM (Public is welcome to bring plants in for the show)
      • Remember this is a Exhibit Show, you are welcome to enter plants in the society table if you do not wish to enter a full table or card table exhibit.
    • Saturday, November 1st
      • Judging (Utah Orchid Society members) -
        • Continental Breakfast: 7:00 am to about 7:30 am
        • Ribbon Judging: about 7:30 am to completion
      • Regular Show Hours (Open to the Public): 9:00 am to 5:00 PM
    • Sunday, November 2nd
      • Regular Show Hours (Open to the public): 9:00 am to 5:00 PM
      • Tear down: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      • Clean up

Remember, nice, clean and bug free. Bring your decorative pots or black cloth to wrap the pots with if the plant pot is "just a pot".

The show set up period is very short for this show. Please preregister your plants using the Plant Registration System found in the Pages section under the Orchid Show link. You do not need to be a society member to use the system. The time savings is amazing at the show.

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Regular Meeting – Monday, October 13th, Door Open: 7:00 PM, Meeting Start: 7:30 PM

We have Hadley Cash of Marriott Orchids as our speaker for October. Hadley will be giving his presentation titled: Complex Paphiopedilum Hybridizing. Hadley is a very well recognized breeder of complex Paphiopedilums.

Hadley is bring orchids for sale.

The society will be hosting Hadley at the Mi La Cai Restaurant located at 961 S. State Street starting at 5:30 pm before the meeting.

Bio – you can get some background information about Hadley and Marriott Orchids here.

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Regular Meeting – Monday, September 8th, Door Open: 7:00 PM, Meeting Start: 7:30 PM

We have Fred Clark of Sun Set Valley Orchids, Inc. as our speaker for September. Fred will be giving his presentation titled: Spotted and Splashed Cattleyas. Fred has indicated his presentation has good information for the beginner and advanced grower.

Fred is bring orchids for sale and is excepting pre orders. A ten percent discount will apply to pre orders and there is no minimum. Contact information: Phone: (760) 310-0778, email: fred.clarke@att.net

We will be hosting Fred at the Kyoto Japanese Restaurant starting at 5:30 pm before the meeting. The Kyoto restaurant is located at 1080 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City.

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Regular Meetings

Reminder that the Utah Orchid Society does not have regular monthly meetings during the months of July and August.

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Regular Meeting – Monday, June 9th, Door Open: 7:00 PM, Meeting Start: 7:30 PM

We have Glen Decker of Piping Rock Orchids this month as our speaker. Glen will be giving his presentation titled: How to Grow Great Slipper Orchids. Glen is bringing orchids for sale.

We will be hosting Glen at The Dodo restaurant starting at 5:30 pm before the meeting. The Dodo restaurant is located at 1355 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City.

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Regular Meeting – Monday, May 12th, Door Open: 7:00 PM, Meeting Start: 7:30 PM

Weyman Bussey will be presenting his talk titled: Fifty Showy Mexican Species, Where they come from and how they grow. Weyman has been infatuated with orchids since the age of 12. You do not want to miss this meeting, Weyman is a very entertaining and well regarded speaker.

We will be hosting Weyman at The Dodo restaurant starting at 5:30 pm before the meeting. The Dodo restaurant is located at 1355 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City.

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Spring Show

Join the Utah Orchid Society in celebrating Spring with our Show themed “Forest Gems”. The Spring show is an AOS judged event and is being held at the Red Butte Garden located at 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Setup: Friday, April 4th, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Show Times: Saturday, April 5th, 9:00 am to 7:30 pm And Sunday, April 6th, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Note: This show is an exhibit show. Members and non-members are most welcome to exhibit plants in the society exhibit if you do not wish to create and setup an exhibit. Select "Orchid Show" in the Pages column to the right for additional information.

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Regular Meeting – Monday, April 7th, Door Open: 7:00 PM, Meeting Start: 7:30 PM

We have Alan Koch of Gold Country Orchids as our speaker for the April meeting. Alan will be giving a talk titled: Understanding species/hybrids culture.

Note that April 7th is the first Monday of the month, not our typical second Monday of the month for meetings.

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Regular Meeting – Monday, March 10th, Door Open: 7:00 PM, Meeting Start: 7:30 PM

We have Thomas Mirenda coming in March for our regular monthly meeting. Tom has extensive knowledge on all aspects of orchids. Tom will be presenting his talk titled "The Smithsonian Orchid Collection". The presentation is a survey of the history of the Smithsonian orchid collection, who started it, how it flourished, its ups and downs, exhibitions, plans and goals for the future.

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Regular Meeting – Monday, February 10th, Door Open: 7:00 PM, Meeting Start: 7:30 PM

We have Sydney Landreneau of the Denver Orchid Society coming for a visit to the Utah Orchid Society in February. Sydney is well know in the AOS judging community for her outstanding show exhibits and will be giving a presentation on The Do’s and Don’t s of Orchid Show Exhibits. She has seen many show exhibits and will be presenting various photographic examples and judges comments. Sydney is the current Denver show co-chair.

Remember, 2014 is an exhibit year for the Utah Orchid Society! The UOS has switched to having both the Spring And Fall shows be the same style for the year.

We will be hosting Sydney at The DoDo restaurant starting at 5:30 pm before the meeting. The DoDo restaurant is located at 1355 E 2100 S, Salt Lake City.

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