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 5 meeting (3pm)
Remember to park in the west parking lot of North Haven Gardens when you arrive for a GNTOS meeting. The Gardens would like to keep the other parking open for their customers, especially during the busy Spring season. Thanks!
The June 5 program titled "What is a 'Good' Orchid?" will be presented by Jim Williams, long-time Society member, American Orchid Society Accredited Judge, and orchid grower for 47 years. Jim is retired from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service after 37 years, and is currently working at the Sherman Lowe's Garden Center.
Orchids 101 will be at 2:30pm, led by Kathi McKenzie, in the greenhouse. The topic will be repotting orchids.
Our July meeting will be the first of our auctions this year. Start going through your orchids and dividing those over-large growths, or setting aside orchids you may wish to cull from your collection. Our auctions are how the Society raises funds for speakers and shows and other expenses. Help us by donating orchids or orchid-related items, and then by coming prepared to bid on new orchids for your collection! Also, as part of the fun, we all bring foods to share. So, join us Sunday, July 3!
Upcoming Regional Orchid Shows & Events
(click on the links for more information)
Acadian Orchid Society Annual Show & Sale June 11-12