Orchid Events - Keiki Club

We have a variety of programs for our beginners, the culture classes before the monthly meeting, monthly Ace repotting clinics, a mentoring program along with Keiki Club road trips to orchid shows and nurseries, and growing area tours so you can how other SAOS members grow their orchids. Join us, visitors and guests are always welcome!
 

January Road Trip Opportunity - Apopka International Winter Orchid Festival

Krull Smith is hosting their first winter orchid festival at their nursery in Apopka. Bredren Orchids, Sunset Valley Orchids, Florida SunCoast Orchids, Popov Orchids and Mainshow Orchids, as well as Krull Smith's Orchids.
Where:   Krull Smith Orchids
2800 W Ponkan Road, Apopka 32712
When: January 16-17, 9 am - 5 pm

 
 

February Growing Area Tour - Repotting Madness

The marathon orchid repotting season is beginning, and Sue will likely have some orchid keikis and divisions for you to mount and or pot up. Bring a basket or clay pot, if that's your preference. To cover the cost of supplies, feel free to drop $5 in the donation jar.
  If you have more than 1 or 2 of your own plants that need repotting, please bring them to the repotting clinic. The repotting crew is available to give you hands-on tips on repotting at the monthly clinics at the Church pavilion.  
Where:   Sue and Terry Bottom's Home
6916 Cypress Lake Court, St. Aug 32086
When: Sunday, February 21, 1 - 3 pm

February Road Trip Opportunity - Apopka International Valentine's Day Orchid Festival

Krull Smith is hosting their first winter orchid festival at their nursery in Apopka. Bredren Orchids, Sunset Valley Orchids, Florida SunCoast Orchids, Popov Orchids and Mainshow Orchids, as well as Krull Smith's Orchids.
Where:   Krull Smith Orchids
2800 W Ponkan Road, Apopka 32712
When: February 12-14, 9 am - 5 pm

 
 

March Road Trip Opportunity - Jacksonville OS Show

Have you ever gone to an Orchid Society show and seen all the beautiful exhibits or shopped from 7 orchid vendors side by side? The Jacksonville Orchid Society Show is close by and a great orchid shopping opportunity. Orchid vendors include EFG Orchids, Mac's Orchids, Tropic 1 Tropicals, Krull Smith Orchids, Quest Orchids, Springwater Orchids and Odom's Orchids.
Where:   Mandarin Garden Club
2892 Loretto Road, Jax 32223
When: March 20 and 21, 10 am - 5 pm
 
 

April Road Trip Opportunity - Apopka Spring Orchid Festival

Krull Smith is hosting a spring orchid festival at their nursery in Apopka. California favorites like Gold Country and Cal-Orchids will be there, along with our Florida favorites Bredren Orchids, Florida SunCoast Orchids and Springwater Orchids will be there, as well as Krull Smith's Orchids.
Where:   Krull Smith Orchids
2800 W Ponkan Road, Apopka 32712
When: April 9-11, 9 am - 5 pm

April Picnic and Orchid Sale

We’ll be enjoying barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs at our annual picnic. Bring a side dish to round out the meal and your liquid libation of choice, and join in the fun. Members are invited to bring any orchids, orchid companions or supplies you want to sell or swap. We may have a few plants to auction too! Please email or call (954-560-6470) Events Veep Dianne to let her know if you plan on attending so we can be sure to have enough hamburgers and hot dogs for you.
Where:   Memorial Lutheran Church
3375 US 1 South, St. Aug 32086
When: Sunday, April 18, 4 - 6 pm
 
 

May Road Trip Opportunity - Redland International Orchid Festival
CANCELLED

The Redland festival is a major east coast orchid show with over 60 vendors from around the world. Shop for those rare orchids you had only dreamed of finding, there are beautiful mature flowering plants, bare root divisions and young seedlings.
Where:   Fruit and Spice Park
24801 SW 187th Ave, Homestead, FL 33031
When: Friday thru Sunday, May 14, 15 and 16, 9 am - 5 pm
 
 

June Through September

On summer vacation, come to the repotting clinics on the first Saturday of the month if you have questions or orchids that need repotting.
 
 

October Road Trip Opporunities - Tamiami, Orchtoberfest and Gainesville Show

1 - 3: Tamiami International Orchid Show
The Tamiami International Orchid Festival Show is one of the largest indoor orchid shows featuring 70 vendors. You'll see all your favorite vendors and meet some new ones.
Where:   Fruit and Spice Park
24801 SW 187th Ave, Homestead, FL 33031
15 - 17 Orchtoberfest at EFG
George and Paula Hausermann host an Orchtoberfest every year at their nursery where orchids, tropical plants and orchid supplies will be offered for sale. We’ll be going to DeLand for a visit. If you want to car pool or caravan, email us.
Where:   EFG Orchids
4265 Marsh Rd, DeLand, FL 32724
23 - 24: Gainesville Orchid Society Show
The Gainesville Orchid Society Show is held at Kanapaha Gardens. There will be orchid exhibits, seminars and orchid and plant vendors at the event. Bredren Orchids, Mac’s Orchids, Odom’s Orchids, Plantio La Orquidea, and Ritter’s Tropic 1 Orchids will be offering orchids for sale.
Where:   Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
44700 SW 58th Dr, Gainesville, FL 32608
 
 

November and December

On Winter Hiatus, hope your plants are all snuggly in their winter home!