Membership Meetings are held on the last Saturday of each month at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center or as mentioned in the calendar below. Everyone is welcome, members and non-members alike.
Call (401) 769-0369 for meeting information.


Event Calendar for 2016

January 30, 2016     10:30 am     RWP Botanical Center
Orchid Basics over the Years: How Have Things Changed?

February 27, 2016     10:30 am     RWP Botanical Center
Rare and Unusual Orchids: How to Obtain Them for Your Collection

March 26, 2016     10:30 am     RWP Botanical Center
The “Crash Cart” for Reviving Sick Orchidss
What items should you have on hand when reviving ailing orchids? (The right tools make all the difference!) downward through the roots & yes, you do need to treat them differently than other orchids

April 30, 2016     10:30 am     RWP Botanical Center
Fragrant Orchids
Learn which orchid species can be relied upon to provide fragrances to delight.

May 28, 2016     10:30 am     RWP Botanical Center
Bloom Times: An Explanation of Why and When Orchids Bloom

June 25, 2016     10:30 am     RWP Botanical Center
The Natural Habitat of Some of our Favorite Orchid

July 30 2016     10:30 am     Meet at RWP Botanical Center
Frank’s Wonderful World of Plants
Frank Meglio is widely known for his collections of tropical plants.  Members are invited to tour his gardens complete with orchids, palms, bananas, koi ponds, bogs and more.

August 2016     Date TBD     12:00 pm Meet at RWP Botanical Center  
Invitational Open House at Salzillo’s Bonnet Shores home.
Members are invited to a tour of the perennial gardens and summer home for the orchids of Carol and Dick Salzillo. Bring your gardening questions, they are true plant gurus.

August 27, 2016    10:30 am     Meet at RWP Botanical Center
Cattleya Orchids – Their Place in History and a Guide to Successful Culture and Blooming
Join us as we begin our journey to grow orchids, trilliums and Jack-in-the Pulpits in our gardens.

September 24, 2016     10:30 am     RWP Botanical Center
RIOS Anniversary Celebration
Join the members of the RI Orchid Society celebrate their 16th anniversary. Please bring a plant or photograph to “show and tell.

October 29, 2016     10:30 am     RWP Botanical Center
The Vampires and their Cousins: Tricks to Success with Miniature Orchids

November 26, 2016     10:30 am     RWP Botanical Center
Various Fertilizers and Growing Mediums: What works Best?”

December 10, 2016     12:30 pm     TBA
Annual Holiday Party and Yankee Gift Swap
Join us for out annual party and Yankee Swap.