OSM meetings are held at 1 pm on the third Saturday of each month except in July, September and December.
*** Click on the ‘EVENTS’ tab to see the monthly calendar of events. Note due to COVID monthly meetings/events may be on virtual meeting space. If you are a visitor and would like to join us; please reach out to the President of the OSM at firstname.lastname@example.org to get an invite.
Most meetings are held at Bachman’s Garden Center Heritage Room, 6010 Lyndale Avenue in South Minneapolis. The exceptions to this site are announced online ( See Events ) and in the newsletter.
Meeting format: a short business meeting, plant table contest, program/speaker, plant raffle, refreshments and plant sales. The meeting itself begins at 1 PM, however, if you are bringing plants for the Plant Table Contest please have your plants in place by 12:30 PM so your plants can be included in the judging.
Our Ask The Expert short speaker series begins at 11:30 am to 12:00 pm.
The Annual Orchid Plant Sale & Repotting Service is held in September and the Holiday Party is in December.
Annual orchid shows include the Winter Carnival Orchid Show in January, the OSM Show & Tell in March, and the Minnesota State Fair Orchid Show during the State Fair.
In July, we schedule a special event (i.e., an open house tour of members’ growing areas).
Late September also brings the Chicagoland Orchid Festival members’ bus trip.
Every month you will receive a newsletter through email that is on file.
See Membership and Events for details.
** Note that due to COVID the monthly meetings may/are held via virtual on the Zoom platform. To join our virtual meeting. Please reach out and contact the President of the OSM at email@example.com to get an invite.