Southern Ontario Orchid Society

2017 Orchid Show

February 11 and 12, 2017

Our 2016 Show was a great sucess!

Ribbon Results

Trophy Results

Next Meeting:

Sunday, 4 December 2016 at the Toronto Botanical Gardens in Floral Hall

12:00 Noon Bring in Auction Items

12:15 Cultural Snapshot (on the stage)

1:00pm Start Auction. Pot Luck lunch to follow

End of Year Holiday Meeting

This is our annual Auction (to raise money for the Society) and Social event. Our members bring in a wonderful assortment of plants and orchid related items.  Please come prepared to bid and bring a dish for our pot-luck luncheon.

Donations urgently sought: If you would like to donate something to the auction, please sent an email to:

There will be no raffle, or showtable at this meeting - Just seasonal fun.  

SOOS Valentines Show February 13-14, 2016 was a great success

Our show in 2017 will be February 11 and 12

New vidoe of the 2016 show courtesy Kristen Reuel (oogalaboo on YouTube)

2016 Ribbon Results

2016 Trophy Results

See Supporting Vendors

Plant of the Month - October 2016Sobralia virginalis

Jay Norris and Max Wilson
Sobralia virginalis

Max Wilson brought the flowering Sobralia virginalis in that he and Jay Norris grew so well at their home. Our guest speaker selected it because this plant is hard to keep alive and this one was not only alive, but thriving with three blooms out to prove it! They winter it in their sunny front room and put it out-of-doors in the summer where they gradually move it into full sun. It is grown in a mix consisting mostly of Sphagnum moss and receives very little fertilizer. Our hats off to both of you!


2017 Membership on sale now at the membership desk.

Annual membership is $30 with the newsletter by email. Newsletter by Canada Post $15 extra unless you are a pre 2011 member in continuous good standing receiving the newsletter by Canada Post.

Payments accepted ONLINE

You can now join or renew your membership through this website (by PayPal). More info...

Future Meetings:

  • October 2 - Graham Wood Topic: Maudiae. Why has it changed so much?
  • November 6 - Jean Ikeson Topic: Dendrobiums
  • December 4 - Year end Holiday meeting and Auction.
Please check the Calendar for more events and details.

Importing Orchids into Canada

This is a very complex and sometimes frustrating topic.
Marilyn H. S. Light, Chair,
Conservation Committee of the Canadian Orchid Congress
sheds some light in this
excellent article.