February Orchid Show and Sale

Each year, during the last weekend in February, the Greater Lansing Orchid Society sponsors an orchid show and sale. This year, 2017, that weekend falls on February 25 and 26. It will be held in the Plant and Soil Science Conservatory on the Michigan State University campus. Click here for a map. See below for additional downloadable Documents.

WHEN is this event open to the Public?

Saturday: Sales open at 11:00
Exhibits open at the conclusion of judging, about 12:00 noon
The show closes at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Sales and Exhibits open at 11:00 a.m.
The show closes at 4:00 p.m.

WHAT happens during this event?

  • Various exhibits of orchids in bloom, offered by:

A variety of regional Orchid Societies including GLOS
The Show's Vendors
Floral arrangements created by individuals

  • Orchid photography and art on display
  • Free educational talks, workshops and advice on caring for orchids
  • On Sunday, there will be a special session for photographers: From 9 - ll am, before the show officially opens, photographers may photograph unhindered by other guests. Tripods are welcome during this time.
  • And of course, hundreds of orchids for sale by many Commercial Orchid Growers of the region (See list below)


11:00 am -- Your First Orchid - Pete Porciello
1:00 pm -- Cattleyas - Larry Watson, Jr.
2:30 -- Orchids 101 - Rob Halgren
4:00 -- Phalaenopsis - Dick Wells

Special photo session starting at 9:00 am
11:30 am -- Repotting - Jerrie Nichols
1:00 pm -- Tour the Show with an Orchid Judge - Doris Asher
2:30 -- Meeting/Auction - International Phalaenopsis Alliance (IPA) - Russ Vernon

For further information, please contact:

Downloadable documents are for either MS Word or Adobe Acrobat Reader: (These will be updated.)

GLOS Show Schedule (includes Trophies)

.docx .pdf
GLOS Clerk Training Handout .doc .pdf
GLOS Show Motel List .doc .pdf

GLOS Show Driving Directions

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Map: Lansing Area .jpg .gif
Map: MSU Campus Show Location .gif

MAOC Orchid Genera List 2016

.doc .pdf

MAOC Orchid Classifications List 2016

.doc .pdf

Participating Societies:
Ann Arbor OS, Michigan OS, Saginaw Valley OS; Dunes/Kalamazoo OS, Michiana OS, Grand Valley OS Tentative: NW Michigan OS

Individual Displays: Dennis Seffernick

Participating Vendors:
Hilltop Orchids (765-795-6016)
Littlefrog Farm (rob@littlefrogfarm.com)
Natt's Orchids (nattsorchids@nattsorchids.com)
New Vision Orchids (newvisionorchids@aol.com) (765-749-5809)
New World Orchids (newworldorchids@aol.com) (734-369-1776)
Orchid Inn (samtsui@orchidinnusa.com)
Porter's Orchids (orchidsuzi@aol.com)
Raising Rarities (Roger Zielinski)
Roberts Flower Supply (rfs@orchidmix.com)
Suphattra's Clay Flowers (joy@joyclay.com)
Windswept in Time

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