Next Meeting - Nov. 17th 


Vivarium Culture of Orchids

Adam Foster, OSA

What is a vivarium?  Join us at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 17th  at the  Marda Loop Communities Association (formerly South Calgary Community Hall) and you will find out! 

Our guest speaker, Adam Foster, came to grow orchids in a round-about fashion. His first exposure to orchids was when he purchased one for a reptile & amphibian enclosure. One thing led to another, and soon he joined the Orchid Society of Alberta in Edmonton, gradually taking on the duties of Meeting Co-ordinator and Vendor Co-ordinator.

Where as aquariums usually just house aquatic organisms, Adam would define a vivarium as an enclosure for culturing life. Maintaining a vivarium is a very complex and interesting pursuit, limited only by the imagination. His talk will focus on the options, skills and techniques, supplies, and resources that are involved with this exciting, and relatively new aspect of our hobby.

Everyone is welcome!

The Marda Loop Communities Association is at 3130 16th Street SW in Calgary.  

The Marda Loop Communities Association is at 3130 16th Street SW in Calgary.


2015 Calgary Orchid Show

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.

The 2015 Calgary Orchid Show will be held May 23rd & 24th at the Triwood Community Association. More details, including participating vendors will be available at a later date.

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