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 - Tamiami International Orchid Festival

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:   Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center
10901 Coral Way (S.W. 24th St) Miami, FL 33165
When: January 17-19, 10 am - 6 pm

February Growing Area Tour - Winterizing Your Growing Area

Susan and Doug grow their orchids on a screened porch and under a pergola in summer, setting up portable greenhouses in winter. Winter is always a challenge for those without a greenhouse. See how others grow their orchids and meet the challenge of winter cold weather.
Where:   Susan and Doug Smith's Home
148 Sarah Elizabeth Drive, St. Johns 32259
When: Sunday, February 16, 1 - 3 pm

March Road Trip Opportunity - Jacksonville OS Show

JOS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. Have you ever gone to an Orchid Society show and seen all the beautiful exhibits or shopped from 10 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, So Orchids, Krull Smith Orchids, Quest Orchids, Springwater Orchids, Palmer Orchids and Florida SunCoast Orchids. THE ORCHID SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS.
Where:   Garden Club of Jacksonville
1005 Riverside Drive, Jax 32204
When: March 21 and 22, 10 am - 5 pm

April Picnic and Orchid Sale

MAYBE NEXT YEAR. We had it scheduled for April, and then rescheduled to May, but it was not to be. Too hot to try to reschedule the picnic to the summer, so we'll see you next year.
Where:   Memorial Lutheran Church
3375 US 1 South, St. Aug 32086
When: Sunday, April 19, 4 - 6 pm

May Road Trip Opportunity - Redland International Orchid Festival

THE FESTIVAL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. 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 15, 16 and 17, 9 am - 5 pm

June Growing Area Tour - Repotting and Potting Mixes

  God willing and the creek don't rise, Sue will talk about how to decide which mix is best for your orchids, considering your growing area and watering habits. There may be some orchid keikis and divisions for you to mount and or pot up (one to a customer), bring a 4 and 6 inch clay pot, just in case. To cover the cost of supplies, there will be a $5 charge.
  If you have more than 1 or 2 of your own plants that need repotting, please bring them to the Ace repotting clinic.  The repotting crew is available to give you hands-on tips on repotting at the monthly clinics.  Mentees should consider attending to become more comfortable with repotting their orchids.
Where:   Sue and Terry Bottom's Home
6916 Cypress Lake Court, St. Aug 32086
When: Sunday: June 28, 1 - 3 pm

July and August

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

September Growing Area Tour - Preparing for Winter

Enjoy the cooler fall weather, and use this time to get your orchids ready for their winter rest. Get their winter home prepared, and then spend some quality time with your orchids removing spent sheaths and drenching the pots to eliminate the creepy crawlers. We will talk about the cold hardiness of different types of orchids so you can develop your plan for the winter months.
Where:   Bob and Yvonne's Home
702 Wilkes Court, St. Aug 32086
When: Sunday, September 20, 1 - 3 pm

October Road Trip Opporunities - Orchtoberfest and Gainesville Show

12 - 13: Gainesville Orchid Society Show
THE SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. There will be orchid exhibits, seminars and orchid and plant vendors at the event.
Where:   Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
44700 SW 58th Dr, Gainesville, FL 32608
18 - 20 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. Hope to see you there!
Where:   EFG Orchids
4265 Marsh Rd, DeLand, FL 32724

November and December

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