Orchid Show and Sale

You have seen plenty of Phalaenopsis orchids for sale in the grocery stores but did you know that there are thousands of other kinds of orchids? They come in size from something a mosquito would love to the size of a small tree. At the orchid show you will see many of these beautiful orchids arranged in colorful displays. Come to the show. Bring a camera. Learn more about care of orchids. Perhaps buy one for yourself or a friend.

The show is an opportunity to see hundreds of orchids in full bloom, purchase some new plants in the large sales area, see how orchids are used in artistic displays, buy a raffle ticket, and learn more about the club.

Bring your camera!! Hand-held cameras and uni-pods anytime. Tripods are allowed only on Sunday morning from 10:00 to 11:00.

orchid display

The COOS Orchid Show and Sale

Saturday, Sept 23, 2023 from 11:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday, Sept 24, 2023 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Cambridge Hespeler Arena,

640 Ellis Road, Cambridge, ON N3C 1A1

Adults $8, Seniors $6
Supervised children 12 and under are free.

From Hwy 401 east or west, exit at Townline Road, go north and turn left onto Ellis Road. There are signs posted for the arena. It's only a few minutes from the 401.

For more information phone:
Guelph - 519-821-0697,
K/W - 519-745-3815,

The arena number is 519-654-9518.

Vendors and Exhibitors

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Orchid Display Competition

All vendors and orchid societies will provide a display.


AnLi's Orchids
AnLi Sheng
Facebook Great showy orchids, many in bloom or blooming size
C and C Orchids
Chris Varady and Conchita
Crystal Star Nursery
Eric Lee
Facebook Cattleya, Phalaenopsis, Paphiopedilum and other genera.
Flora Peculia
Japanese orchids like Neofinetia falcata.
DiCiommo Orchids
Joe Diciommo
Facebook Many showy orchids in bloom, including awarded crosses.
Orchids in Our Tropics
Doug & Terry Kennedy
Facebook Many various orchid genera from beginner orchids to exotics for specialists
Roehampton Orchids Facebook Wide variety of orchids
This Side of Paradise
Drew Goddard
Facebook Phalaenopsis species and primary hybrids
COOS Members Sales Table Large variety of orchid plants

Orchid Societies

Central Ontario Orchid Society Facebook
London Orchid Society Facebook
Ottawa Orchid Society Facebook
RBG Orchid Society
Southern Ontario Orchid Society Facebook
Niagara Region Orchid Society Facebook

Note to Exhibitors

The Plant Registration Form, is found here as a Word document. Please print as many copies as required. It may be filled out and emailed to the COOS Showchair before arriving at show setup.

You will need our judging classes schedule.

You may need the MAOC, the listing of names and judging class for species and hybrids, and Intergeneric Orchid Genus Names.

Orchid Photography Competition

Photographs to be exhibited and judged are to be submitted at the COOS Orchid Show site on the Friday before the show between 12 noon and 7 pm. Categories and entry form are here as a MS Word document.