2016 Orchid Show

This year's show was again in front of JC Penney's, where we get more people walking through and enjoying the beauty of our lush display. Plants were judged by four American Orchid Society (AOS) judges from Oregon, Utah, and Denver. Judging teams were composed of two AOS judges plus some local SOS members.


On Friday April 29, we registered 95 plants and 6 pieces of orchid art from a total of 20 exhibitors.

On Saturday April 30, we held the ribbon show.
A lot of people went home with awarded ribbons or rosettes, and engraved brass plaques were awarded for 'Best of Show' and for 'Best Grown'.

On Sunday May 1, the winners of the raffle were drawn.
This year's raffle prizes were again three gorgeous orchid plants and an orchid pot.

We were also very lucky to be able to host three vendors of orchid plants, and one vendor of orchid art.

Winning Art

Winning Plants



Botanica Orchids from Missoula, and Charlie Spinelli's Greenhouse from Amsterdam came with very interesting orchid plants. They manage to have new choices of plants each year, and they are deeply knowledgeable about their orchids.
Jolah Orchids from Oregon came offering numerous gorgeous orchid plants.

Sue Spinelli was displaying and selling botanical at work in various media at the same booth as Charlie Spinelli's.

Jeremy Feistner of Birddog Distributing in Bozeman demonstrated Growing Plants with LED Strip Lighting.

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