The next FOS meeting will be held on Monday, November 28, featuring Lea Romanowski. 

Lea is the owner of “Designing on the Edge”, an award-winning floral design business here in Calgary.  She has also been an instructor in Mount Royal University’s Floral Design Certificate program for many years.  Lea will provide a fantastic demonstration of floral arrangements with orchids.  Not only will we see one of Canada’s leading floral design experts demonstrate the latest techniques, but the stunning designs that Lea Romanowski creates during the evening will be raffled off to members in attendance. What a treat!  This is a meeting not to be missed!  

An assortment of interesting containers to be used by Lea to create orchid floral designs.

An assortment of interesting containers to be used by Lea to create orchid floral designs.

Paphiopedilum 'Lynleigh Koopowitz', Paphiopedilum malipoense var alba, Paphiopedilum lowii. photos courtesy of Orchid Inn.

Cypripedium 'Gisela', Cypripedium parviflorum. photos courtesy of Garden Slippers (1st photo) and Peter Poot (2nd photo).

Shawn Hillis from Garden Slippers is a local grower and vendor specializing in hardy lady slipper (Cypripedium) orchids for planting in Calgary gardens.

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

Paphiopedilum micranthum -  photographed by Edward S.

Paphiopedilum micranthum -  photographed by Edward S.

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