Calling All Orchid Enthusiasts!

By Tayllor Green

Join the Fun on October 21, 11:30 am

We are thrilled to invite you to a delightful day of blossoms, baskets, and bidding at the Houston Orchid Society Outdoor Picnic on October 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event will take place in the courtyard of First Christian Church, 1601 Sunset Boulevard.

While we won’t have a formal meal arranged, we warmly invite all attendees to embrace the spirit of the picnic by preparing their own picnic baskets. We will have your hydration needs covered with complimentary water and refreshments!

We invite you to participate in our Picnic Basket Contest! Show off your creativity and culinary skills in three categories: “Green and Nutritious,” “The Essence of Texas,” and “Charmingly Traditional.” Three lucky winners, one from each category, will take home a beautiful orchid as their prize.

The real highlight of the day is our orchid auction featuring up to 100 orchids waiting for new homes. We are honored to present Jay Balchan, the current President of the American Orchid Society, as our auctioneer. The bidding excitement starts at 12:30 pm, so be prepared for spirited competition and to take home some orchid treasures!

As if that weren’t enough, an orchid judging event held inside the church will take place after the picnic. If you are eager to further your enthusiasm for orchids, this is your opportunity to do just that.

Join us for a day filled with orchid beauty, friendly competition, and an auction you won’t want to miss. Your presence will make this event truly special.