Cape and Islands Orchid Society 2023 Annual Show

Saturday, January 21 & Sunday, January 22, 2023

Orchids in Captivity

9am – 5pm
The Resort & Conference Center of Hyannis
35 Scudder Ave.
(Off the West End Rotary)
Admission $10
Children under 12 years $5
Group rates available upon request
Handicap Accessable
**No Tripods**

Saturday January 21 and Sunday January 22 saw the return of the Cape and Islands Orchid Society’s Annual Show after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic.  We would like to thank all involved –  the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, the American Orchid Society Northeast Judging Center, our vendors, exhibitors and our many members who volunteered before, during and after the show – for helping us produce a memorable show.  Many members contributed plants to the display, as well as, their efforts in setting up the conference center, our society display, staffing various stations throughout the show and helping take down the show.  The show include 11 orchid displays: 4 vendors displays – The orchidPhile, Waldor Orchids, J&L Orchids, Fair Orchids, 6 society displays – Amherst Orchid Society, Cape and Islands Orchid Society, Connecticut Orchid Society, Massachusetts Orchid Society, New Hampshire Orchid Society, Ocean State Orchid Society and one individual display – Richard and Eleanor Phillips.  It also featured 3 displays of orchid-based art.

The show begins to take shape

The blank canvas upon which the displays will be built

The lights arrive early Wednesday

And assembly begins

By Wednesday afternoon the basic shape of the society display has taken shape – a living room, including a Wardian case to be filled with “Captive” orchids.

Thursday bring another work day grooming plants, placing them in containers and assembling the display

As well as our sister societies and the orchid vendors

A busy corner with the Richard & Eleanor Phillips, Ocean State Orchid Society and New Hampshire Orchid Society setting up their displays

Waldor Orchids (foreground) and J&L Orchids setting up their sales area

Setting up the orchidPhile sales area

Friday morning finds the displays ready for ribbon and American Orchid Society judging, the vendors ready for sales to begin and Friday night sees orchid lovers filing in for the first “official” event – Dinner among the orchids

Several AOS awards were given during judging.  The New Hampshire Orchid Society display won both the AOS and Orchid Digest Show Trophy and, in addition, earned an AOS Silver Certificate (awarded to displays that average between 85 and 89 points on judges’ scoring forms).  Daryl Yerdon of NHOS earned a CCM (along with several best of class awards) on Dendrochilum  propinquum ‘Wicket Wystri Warrack’ CHM/AOS and Bob Findlay (CAIOS) earned a AM-CCM/AOS (along with several best of class awards) for Paphiopedilum Jessie (charlesworthii fairrieanum).

New Hampshire Orchid Society Silver Certificate Display