the Next Foothills orchid society meeting will be held on March 27, 2017

Mary Gerritsen, Author, Orchid Conservation Alliance Director, San Mateo, California 

Monday March 27 2017, Mary Gerritsen, author of 3 orchid books (A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species: Volume 1 and 2, 2013 as well as Masdevallias – Gems of the Orchid World, 2005) will be speaking about miniature orchid species and their culture.  Her presentation will be based on her two-volume book on Miniature Orchid Species.  Mary is also a director of the Orchid Conservation Alliance and leads native orchid travel adventures around the world.   No doubt, Mary will share information about some of her upcoming trips with Orchid Conservation Alliance and some of her most exciting encounters with orchids in natural habitats.


Photo credit Philip Hansen, with permission..

Photo credit Philip Hansen, with permission..

Our regular monthly meetings are held at the Marda Loop Community Hall (formerly known as South Calgary Community Hall), 3130 - 16th Street S.W.

Guests and New Members welcome!




June 3 & 4, 2017

Photo credit Philip Hansen, with permission.

Photo credit Philip Hansen, with permission.

Join the Foothills Orchid Society for a weekend of exotic flowers from around the world. Bring your camera and take photos of the show plants. Bring your greenthumb for a chance at the sale tables. There will be vendors from around the world offering plants for sale and advice on how to grow orchids best in your home.

There is plenty of free parking at the Triwood Community Association.  MAP