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The Ramapo Orchid Society, Inc. is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to the love of growing orchids . We meet every month ( except July & August) at the
Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, Englewood, New Jersey.
At our meetings we feature guest speakers, hands-on workshops, and an opportunity to trade growing secrets with some very experienced members. We always have a show table, and affordably priced orchids from local vendors. Special events include our yearly show, a great auction, and a fun Xmas party. The society is open to anyone who shares our love of orchids, so why don't you come and join a terrific bunch of people.
We are an affiliated member of the American Orchid Society (AOS) and Northeast Judging Center.
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  At our next meeting:

Carrie's Greenhouse

Topic: Restrepias

Speaker: Carrie Buchman

Carrie Buchman been growing restrepia for about 4 years now. She got her first one, Restrepia iris, at an NJOS Show in 2013 and fell in love with this genus. Her talk, Restrepia, The Easy Pleurothallid, shows you some of the various ways she’s growing these miniatures and what is working well for her in Northern New Jersey.

For those of you who don’t know Carrie, She is a native Pennsylvanian who grew up near Media and still has relatives in the Philadelphia area. She lives in Wyckoff, New Jersey with her husband, Tim, where proximity to New York City provides ample opportunity to enjoy the theater and fine dining. She is the president of the North Jersey Orchid Society and a student judge with the AOS NorthEast Judging Center.

Carrie was graduated from Smith College (Physics and Math) and still volunteers there. She went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Computer Science at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Much of her career was as a Software Quality Engineer in military, commercial and space aviation and, in the early days, anti-submarine warfare.  She then moved to managing Quality Systems for Johnson & Johnson, from which she retired.

She’s been growing orchids for over thirty years; and currently has 200+ spanning the alphabet from Aerangis to Zygopetalum in a converted sunroom which is somewhere between a windowsill and a greenhouse.

I hope you’ll join us for a lively discussion about restrepias and how you can grow these little gems too


Please bring your beauties for the Showtable!




Southern Pennsylvania Orchid Society (SEPOS)
2017 Show & Sale

Greater Philadelphia EXPO Center at OAKS

Friday March 24: 12PM to 6PM
Saturday March 25: 9AM to 6PM
Sunday March 26: 9AM to 5PM

Get tickets online!

Please click link for more details.


2017 Longwood Gardens Show

Longwood Gardens presents

Orchid Extravaganza

Be wowed this winter by our largest and most show-stopping display of orchids ever, featuring more than 4,500 vibrant orchids, all on view inside our warm Conservatory, Peirce-du Pont House, and Visitor Center.

1001 Longwood Road, Kenneth Square, PA

Plan your visit and buy tickets online.


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It's Keiki



American Orchid Society



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