NWOS Fall Show & SALE

The Annual Fall Show & Sale

This year the NWOS will be holding it’s fall show in the Seasonal House of the Volunteer Park Conservatory October 7th and 8th. Additionally, there will be a sales and repotting service area directly behind the main conservatory. There will be signs clearly marking the location of the show and the sale.

This will be an AOS Judged Show.

Dates: Saturday October 7 – Sunday October 8
Hours are: 10 AM – 4 PM

Admission & Cost:
There is no admission fee to visit the sales area which will be at the end of the driveway on the east side of the conservatory.

To see our beautiful displays:
Saturday admission is free.
Sunday admission for adults is: $6
Parking is free.

The Friends of the Conservatory plan to offer free, family-friendly activities on Saturday, October 7th. We’ll likely have orchid coloring pages and orchid drawing with sidewalk chalk out front of the Conservatory. 

For directions and further information please visit Volunteer Park Conservatory.

2021 NWOS Fall Show Gallery

Plant Sales

Emerald City Orchids

Olympic Orchid

Member Sales

Participant Information

Plant Entry Instructions

For convienience of volunteers and show coordinators, please submit your entries in the below spreadsheet no later than 7pm, Thursday October 5. There will be limited availability by show staff to print labels for your plants on set-up day (but it will be possible if you are unable to submit in advance.).
Plant Entry Form
Classification Schedule

We are excited to announce that we will be awarding trophies and cash prizes this year. If you would like to sponsor an award, please contact events@nwos.org and let us know – no later than 9/15 – your name will be put on a poster listing you as a sponsor.

Best in Show is either a $100 prize, or 2 free tickets to our spring show preview night
You can win $50 for winning a class trophy or a free ticket to our spring show preview night

Check out our Spring show event page for details, it will be an amazing event.

Important Dates & Times

Display Set Up

Saturday Trophy Judging

Saturday General Admission

Sunday General Admission

Friday October 6th, 3pm – 6pm

Saturday October 7th 8am – 10am

Saturday October 7th 10am – 3pm

Sunday October 8th 10am – 3pm

Closed to the Public

Free Admission – First Of The Month!!

Adults are $6, discounts for seniors & youth, free to small children (See website for specifics)

Please deliver your plants (or coordinate the delivery of your plants) at the conservatory between 4-6pm on Friday during setup. There will be volunteers on hand to help with entry and installation.

Potting Clinic Details

A potting clinic will be available nearby the sales area, bring up to 3 plants and for a $5 fee per plant, have an expert help you repot your plant and help you learn more about what your plant might be telling you.

We will have some limited selection of pots and media on hand for this – all you need to bring is your plant.

If you sign up to become a new member with the NWOS – we will waive your potting fees.

Member Sales and Volunteer Information

Volunteers for setting up & tearing down shouldn’t arrive more than an hour early unless you are coming for fun.
Vendors can arrive earlier to set up in the lower greenhouse.

To volunteer or sell at the members table you must be a member and have a registered login with the NWOS website with a member status.
To sell plants at the show at the member table, you must also volunteer (set-up, trophy judging, repotting table, breakdown, sales, cashiering or hosting.)
There is a 20% donation on each plant sold at the NWOS member table. There are no restrictions on the types of plants you can sell, but we encourage mostly orchid sales.

If you believe there is an issue with your membership please contact Sean Hoyt.
If you are having problems with your NWOS Website login please send an email to the Webmaster.
Membership participation can be found at the link below.

Do you have questions?

If you would like to sign up or have questions, please email Events.

If you have plants that you would like to include in the show display, please email Events.