The East Everglades Orchid Society meets on the fourth Tuesday each month at 7:30pm at the University of Florida Cooperative Extension Services Building, 18710 SW 288 Street, 33030.
Meetings feature a guest speaker with an enlightening presentation and a judging of orchid flowers, followed by a raffle and social time with a broad range of food and refreshments. All meetings are free and open to the public.
July’s program is Small Table Top Arrangements and Cut Flowers, by guest speaker retired chemist Judy Bailey, who has always been obsessed with plants. Judy served as a Master Gardener in Northeast Ohio for many years and also grew orchids under lights in her unfinished basement. Retiring to Delray Beach in 2006, it wasn’t long before she became a Florida Master Gardner and began to volunteer with the American Orchid Society — as well as exploring all things plant related in South Florida.
Now an Accredited Judge with the West Palm Beach Judging Center of the American Orchid Society and also an AOS Trustee, you are sure to find her at most of the local plant events and orchid shows as she continues to explore all things plant related here in beautiful South Florida.
We believe in creating an enjoyable learning environment which has several captivating facets which will keep members engaged. This includes a time set aside for refreshments and socializing.