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Membership Benefits

The Orchid Society of Alberta (OSA) was established in 1976, when a few growers gathered at each others’ homes to discuss orchid culture.  From this small beginning, the Society has grown to include members from across the province.  We have monthly meetings, a newsletter, a website, and an annual orchid show that attracts thousands of visitors.  Our show also gives members a chance to have their plants judged by the American Orchid Society. 

Our meetings are held nine times per year (no meetings in July, August or December), on the forth Sunday of the month. Our meeting location is Satoo School, 8515 - 17 Avenue NW, in Edmonton.  Meetings offer a chance to:

  • Enjoy presentations by noted growers from home and abroad
  • Participate in orchid culture sessions and hands-on workshops
  • Buy plants and supplies from local and visiting vendors, and orchid books at discounted prices
  • Borrow books and videos free of charge from an extensive orchid library
  • Enter your plants for judging on our display tables
  • Try your luck at our monthly draws
  • Eat good food, make good friends, and become a better orchid grower!

The highlight of the Society’s year is our orchid show, which is held in April.  Everyone is encouraged to participate in this event!  Other popular activities are our silent auction, summer barbeque and our tours of members’ greenhouses.  OSA members also receive a 10% discount from some local merchants, including Apache Seeds, Ellerslie Gift and Garden, and Salisbury Greenhouses.

All this and friendship, fun and good times, too!

Why not join us!

Membership is annual, with the membership year running from September 1 through August 31. A new membership may be purchased at any time, but the fee is not pro-rated.

Membership fees are:

  • Single - $25
  • Family (same address) - $30
  • Senior (65 & over) - $15
  • Senior Family - $20

Applications are available for download here: Membership Application Form; or contact David Whitaker at or 780-473-6392.

Memberships are nonrefundable and are due in September.  Memberships can be purchased at any monthly meeting, or by mailing a completed application form, with fees, to:

Orchid Society of Alberta
P.O. Box 31117
RPO Namao Centre
Edmonton, AB T5Z 3P3

Please make cheques payable to the Orchid Society of Alberta.

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