Pinelands Orchid Society was formed in the 1980s by a group of hobbyists as a way of sharing information and learning about growing orchids. Today, 75 members with varying levels of orchid experience continue that tradition. Our members grow their orchids in greenhouses, under lights, and on windowsills. Some members have hundreds of plants, and others only a few.
Pinelands sponsors monthly meetings which feature an informative speaker, a library available to all members, refreshments, a plant raffle, and a wonderful show table of members' plants. Pinelands participates in several orchid shows each year in the Philadelphia / New Jersey region. Many members also exhibit plants in the Philadelphia Flower Show. We have members who speak at other societies and garden clubs. Pinelands is an American Orchid Society affiliated society.
Annual activities include:
- Holiday extravaganza in December
- Plant auction in May
- Awards evening in June
We invite all orchid growers to join us as we explore the world of orchids. Please enjoy the meetings, come out to the shows, and let us know what you're growing!
Most meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month from September through June.
- Tue 4 Sep 2012 - New Jersey Orchid History, David Off, Waldor Orchids, 7:30 PM
- Tue 2 Oct 2012 - Semi-Hydroponic Orchid Culture, Ray Barkalow, First Rays Orchids, 7:30 PM
- Tue 6 Nov 2012 - Question and Answer Session, Valerie Oldham, 7:30 PM
- Tue 4 Dec 2012 - Annual Holiday Dinner, 7:30 PM
- Tue 8 Jan 2013 - Award Winning Orchids, Maurice Marietti, (Note: 2nd Monday), 7:30 PM
- Tue 5 Feb 2013 - Things I Have Learned as an AOS Student Judge, Ty Triplett, 7:30 PM
- Tue 12 Mar 2013 - Testing for Virus: A Hands-On Program, (Note: 2nd Monday), 7:30 PM
- Tue 2 Apr 2013 - Repotting Clinic, 7:30 PM
- Tue 7 May 2013 - Annual Plant Auction, 7:30 PM
- Tue 4 Jun 2013 - Annual Awards Evening: Hoagie and Ice Cream Party and Show Table Points Results, 7:30 PM
- No meeting in July or August
2012-2013 Area Events
- Sat 29 Sep 2012 - 24th Annual Delaware Valley Orchid Council Speakers' Forum, Wyndham Hotel, Mt. Laurel, NJ
- Sat 6 Oct 2012 - Deep Cut Orchid Society Annual Orchid Auction, 10:00 AM
- Sat 6 through Mon 8 Oct 2012 - 65th Annual Orchid Show, National Arboretum, Washington, DC.
- Sat 13 Oct 2012 - SEPOS Annual Orchid Auction, 9:00 AM
- Thu 18 Oct 2012 - Bucks County Orchid Society Annual Orchid Auction, 7:00 PM
- Fri 19 through Sun 21 Oct 2012 - Orchid Treasures, Susquehanna Orchid Society
- Fri 26 through Sat 27 Oct 2012 - 8th Annual Merritt Huntington Memorial Symposium, Cavalier Oceanfront Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA
- Sun 18 Nov 2012 - South Jersey Orchid Society Annual Orchid Auction, 1:00 PM
- Fri 23 through Sun 25 Nov 2012 - Parkside Orchid Nursery's Holiday Sale, Parkside Orchid Nursery
- Thu 17 through Sun 20 Jan 2013 - 25th Annual Open House, Silva Orchids, Neptune, NJ 732-922-2635
- Fri 18 through Sun 20 Sep 2013 - 46th Annual Orchid Show, North Jersey Orchid Society, Strawberry Blossom Home & Garden Center, Wayne, NJ
- Thu 7 through Sun 10 Feb 2013 - 16th Annual Show & Sale, Deep Cut Orchid Society, Holmdel, NJ
Directions to Meeting Location
- Medford Leas Auditorium
One Medford Leas Way
Medford, New Jersey 08055
- From I-295: Take Exit 34A (Route 70 East toward Marlton). Travel East approximately 9 miles. Just after the junction of Routes 70 and 541 (Medford-Mount Holly Road) and the "Indian Chief" on Route 70, take the next "jughandle" turn (Medford Leas Drive). After entering the property, turn right at the fork onto Woolman Haddon Way. Follow this road which will end at a parking lot behind the Community Center. Enter through the back door of the building and take the elevator up to the Main Floor. After exiting the elevator, turn right a short way to the auditorium.
- Interactive MapQuest map
Printable Road Map and Directions
Printable Detail Map of Medford Leas Campus