The Greater North Texas Orchid Society (GNTOS) is dedicated to the culture, protection,and appreciation of orchids all over the world. GNTOS brings together people interested in the culture and propagation of orchids, and also serves an educational function in disseminating information about orchids to the public.
We have regular monthly meetings (the first Sunday of every month) in which we have a featured speaker. There is also an orchid table show and plant raffles. Our meetings are located at North Haven Gardens, 7700 Northaven Rd., Dallas, TX 75230. More details and a map are located here.
Whether you are an expert grower or just got your first orchid, we welcome all to visit our monthly meetings and events!
June 7 meeting (3:15pm)
June's program will be on "Beautiful Barkerias: From A to Z", presented by Dr. Robert Marsh, a 33-year member of the Society and an orchid grower of nearly 60 years. Dr Marsh is retired from UT Dallas, where he was the Associate Head of the Molecular and Cell Biology Dept. His talk to us will review the Barkeria species, their habitats in Mexico, and will highlight the progress he has made in hybridizing them, in addition to providing a few tips on growing them. There will be the usual orchid raffle and Table Judging after the talk.
Orchids 101 begins at 2:30pm in the greenhouse.
Remember that July is our Orchid Auction! If you are in the process of sorting through your collection and repotting and dividing orchids, consider donating some to the auction. Also, bring finger foods to share before the auction begins.
2015 Fall Orchid Show & Sale
Mark your calendar for the last weekend in September! We are having our Fall show Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26-27 at Southfork Hotel in Plano. Setup will be Friday beginning at 9am. Click here to find out details of the show and how you can help!