Blue Ridge Orchid Society

†of Virginia

The Blue Ridge Orchid Society of Virginia meets the second Sunday of each month September through June, with the exception of May, when we meet on the third Sunday. Our meetings are preceded by a pot-luck luncheon at 1:00 pm and a short business meeting at 1:30. Programs begin at 2 pm, and we typically adjourn between 3:30 and 4 pm.


Our meeting location is the Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs Headquarters, 3640 Colonial Ave, Roanoke, VA.


In April, our meeting program will feature David McAdoo, co-founder of the Native Orchid Conference. David will be talking about the orchids and carnivorous plants of the Green Swamp.

2014-2015 BROS Officers


John Ogburn, President


Irene Brock, Vice President


Frank Francisco, Treasurer


B.J. Larkin, Secretary


Sonya Lam, Librarian


Madeline Key, AOS representative


John Ford, Mini-show chairman


Nancy Cowden, Show chairman


Irene Brock, Roanoke Council of Garden Clubs representative

Blue Ridge Orchid Society of Virginia organizational seal
This paph. hybrid, shown at a recent BROS mini-show, includes Paph. spiceranum in its background.

A hybrid paphiopedilum on display at a recent BROS mini show. Each monthly meeting features membersí blooming plants for everyone to enjoy.