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 a featured speaker talks about an orchid topic (Genera, culture, etc); Orchids 101 for beginners, as well as plant show and tell 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!
May 2014 MEETING
The May 4 program on "Classic Cattleya Hybridizing in U.S," will be presented by Professor Courtney Hackney who is the Director of Coastal Biology at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL. He began growing orchids in 1962, and his favorites are classic clones, recreations of some which appeared in orchid collections over 100 years ago. He makes 8-10 cattleya hybrids a year and has written a book on how the modern cattleyas came into being.
If you would like a little extra "orchid talk", come at 2:30 to the NHG greenhouse. The short talk will focus on fertilizing orchids, with time for questions.
Spring Orchid Show Postponed
Our spring show will take place in April 2015. Later this summer, you can find more details here about our coming show.