See the
Events Calendar
for judging dates.











At right are listed the 35 judging sites, organized into 25 Judging Centers, in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, that administer the American Orchid Society's judging system. Those centers that maintain websites are linked.



Forms

  • Exhibitors' Information
  • Request AOS Judging for a show
  • Judging Entry Form (2 up)
  • AOS Judging Score Sheet (2 up)
  • Judges Commendation & Award of Distinction
  • Horticultural Merit & Botanical Recognition
  • Cultural Merit/Excellence & Award of Quality
  • Show Trophy & Educational Exhibit
  • Exhibits Arranged for Effect & Orchid Arrangements
  • Student and Probationary Evaluation Forms





    • AOS Judging Centers

      Alamo Judging Center

      Chair - Marine, Wayne, 4497 Owl Creek Rd., Schertz, TX 78154; H: (210) 651-9263, Email: wmarine@earthlink.net

      Judging takes place at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, Education Center, 555 Funston Pl., San Antonio, Texas at 12:30PM on the last Saturday of the month. Cut flowers should be sent to: Alamo Orchids, 223 Northridge, San Antonio, TX 78209.

      Atlanta Judging Center

      Jacks, D. Lowell, 9265 Blue Ridge Dr., Blue Ridge, GA 30513; H: (770) 324-5730, Email: ljacks@TDS.net

      Judging takes place at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., NE, Atlanta, GA at 2:00PM on the second Saturday of the month. Cut flowers should be sent to: Orchid Judging, c/o Fred Missbach, 3715 Northside Pkwy., North Creek 300, Suite 675, Atlanta, GA 30327.

      California Sierra Nevada Judging Center

      Wedegaertner, Susan, 1348 Kiernan Ave., Modesto, CA 95356; H: (209) 545- 4732, Email: sgwede@gmail.com

      Judging takes place at the Odd Fellows Hall, 1831 Howe Ave., Sacramento, CA at 7:00PM on the first Wednesday of the month. Cut flowers should be sent to: Susan Wedegaertner, 1348 Kieman Ave., Modesto, CA 95356.

      Carolinas Judging Center

      Chair - Linda Thorne, 3455 Brower Mill Rd., Seagrove, NC 27341; H: (336) 879-6677, Email:orchidlinda@rtmc.net

      Judging takes place at the Greensboro Council of Garden Clubs, 4301-A Lawndale Dr., Greensboro, NC at 12:00PM on the third Saturday of the month. Cut flowers should be sent to: Jack Kepley, 7180 Strawberry Rd., Summerfield, NC 27358.

      Chicago Judging Center

      Klehm, Arnold, 17N371 Binnie Lakes Trl., Dundee, IL 60118; H: (847) 428-4157, Email: klehmgro@aol.com

      Judging takes place in the Auditorium of the Chicago Botanic Gardens, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe, IL at 1:00PM on the second Saturday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Orchids by Hausermann, 2N 134 Addison Rd., Villa Park, IL 60181.

      Cincinnati Judging Center

      Hawley, Jordan, 127 Hamilton Park, Lexington, KY 40504; H: (859) 225-6051, Email: jordanbird00@insightbb.com

      Judging takes place at the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati, 2715 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH at 1:00PM on the second Sunday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Steve Helbling, 2489 Erie Ave., Cincinatti, OH 45208-1201.

      Dallas Judging Center

      Chair, - Judy Cook, 411 Kerfoot Dr., Gunter, TX 75058-2507; H: (903) 436-7527; Email: judymd@gojudy.net

      Judging takes place at the Garland Senior Activity Center, 600 West Avenue A, Garland, TX at 12:30PM on the second Saturday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Jerry Brandenburg, 11045 Swaffar, Dallas, TX 75228.

      Florida-Caribbean Judging Center

      Godfrey, Jill, 6767 S.W. 112th St., Miami, FL 33156; H: (305) 668-4697, Cell: (786) 278-5509 Email: jmg57@bellsouth.net

      Judging takes place at the Fairchild Tropical Garden, Corbin Building, Room A, 10901 Old Cutler Rd., Coral Gables, FL at 1:00PM on the third Saturday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Richard Fulford, c/o Rafco Enterprise Inc., 8900 SW 107th Ave., Suite 312, Miami, FL 22176.

      Florida North-Central Judging Center

      Chair, Orlando - Glenn Brown, 1054 Ceasars Ct., Mount Dora, FL 32757; H: (352) 735-2898, Email:drglennbrown@hotmail.com

      Judging takes place at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, 2725 S Binion Rd, Apopka, FL 32703 at 1:30PM on the second Saturday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Dr. Glenn Brown, 1054 Ceasars Ct., Mount Dora, FL 32757.

      Chair, Tampa - Patricia Cartwright, 6108 Grape Fern Ct., Temple Terrace, FL 33617; H: (813) 989-9357, Email:pjcartwright@earthlink.net

      Judging takes place at Christ the King Catholic Church, McLaughlin Center, Room C, 821 S. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, Fl at 7:00PM on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Patricia Cartwright, 6108 Grape Fern Ct., Temple Terrace, FL 33617.

      Great Lakes Judging Center

      Chair - Joseph Peterson, 118 Scottsdale Dr., Troy, MI 48084;  H (248) 528-1453; Email: jandjandabbey@aol.com

      Judging takes place at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens of the University of Michigan, 1800 Dixboro Rd., Ann Arbor, MI at 1:00PM on the third Saturday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Joseph Peterson, 118 Scottsdale Dr., Troy, MI 48084.

      Great Plains Judging Center

      Chair - Bryon K. Rinke, 1729 East 11th Ave., Winfield, KS 67156-4007; H: (620) 221-1856, Email: brinke@cox.net.

      Judging takes place at the Oklahoma State University Horticultural Center, 400 N. Portland, Oklahoma City, OK at 12:00PM on the third Saturday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Max C. Thompson, 1729 E. 11th. Ave., Winfield, KS 67156.

      Hawaii Judging Center

      Chair, Honolulu - Chun, Ruth, 99-052 Ohiaku St., Aiea, HI 96701; H: (808) 488-3705, Email: ruthpchun@hawaiiantel.net

      Judging takes place at the Kilauea Recreation Center, 4109 Kilauea Ave., Honolulu, HI at 7:00PM on the first Tuesday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Roy Tokunaga, H&R Nursery, 41-240 Hihimanu St., Waimanalo, HI 96795.

      Chair, Hilo - Sandra Song, 1289 Kilauea Ave. Unit A, Hilo, HI 96720; H: (808)959-3776, Email: sandrasong@hawaiiantel.net

      Judging takes place at the Kamana Senior Center, 127 Kamana St., Hilo, HI at 4:00PM on the second Saturday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Gregory K. Kobayashi, DDS, Inc., 260 Ponakawai St., Hilo, HI 96720.

      Sciuto, Maryetta, 74 Ulana St., Makawao, HI 96768; H: (808) 572-7171, C: (808) 283-5021 Email: metta2003@hawaii.rr.com

      Judging takes place in the Wailuku Community Center, Wailuku, Maui, HI at 7:00PM on the third Tuesday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Mike Blietz, 3141 Ua Noe Pl., Haiku, HI 96708.

      Houston Judging Center

      Chair - Maples, Don, 4728 Enchanted Oaks, College Station, TX 77845; H: (979) 774-4145, Email: dmaples@txcyber.com

      Judging takes place at the Jerabeck Center, Room 202 of the University of Saint Thomas, Corner of Mt. Vernon and West Main Streets, Houston, TX at 1:00PM on the third Saturday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Nina Rach, 8801 Burkhart, Houston, TX 77055.

      Mid-America Judging Center

      Chair - Joe Lankton, 7153 N. 50th, Omaha, NE 68152-2511; H: (402) 677-2776; Email: jlank46150@aol.com

      Judging takes place at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO at 1:00PM on the second Saturday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Drs. Craig and Diana Plahn, 1911 Wetview Ave., Kirkwood, MO 63122.

      Mid-Atlantic Judging Center

      Higgins, Catherine, 140 Rodney Circle, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-3834; H:(610)525-4956, Cell: (610)733-7175, Email: crh7175@gmail.com.

      Judging takes place at the Philadelphia Horticultural Center, 100 N. Horticultural Dr. and Montgomery Dr., Philadelphia, PA at 7:00PM on the third Wednesday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Walter Off, Waldor Orchids, 10 East Poplar Ave., Linwood, NJ 08221.

      National Capital Judging Center

      Chair - Taylor Slaughter, 7616 Huron St., Philadelphia, PA 19118; H: (215) 381-0789, Email: praetextum@gmail.com

      Judging takes place at the US National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE, Washington, DC at 12:00PM on the first Saturday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Susan Burgess, Program Director, US National Arboretum, Washington, DC 20002 (to arrive by Friday).

      Northeast Judging Center

      Chair, Boylston - Robert Winkley, 80 Florida St., Unit 9, Dorchester, MA 02124; H: (617) 282-7351, Email:rwinkley@aol.com

      Judging takes place at the Tower Hill Botanic Gardens of Worcester, 11 French Dr., Classroom C, Boylston, MA at 1:00PM on the first Saturday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Robert Winkley, 80 Florida ST., Unit 9, Dorchester, MA 02124.

      Chair, Stamford - John Sullivan, 299 Villiage Place, Wyckoff, NJ 07481; C: (201) 835-0113, H: (201) 891-6657, Email:johndsullivan@optonline.net

      Judging takes place at the Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens, Silver Educational Center, 151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT at 12:00PM on the third Saturday of the month. Send cut flowers to: John Sullivan, 299 Villiage Place, Wyckoff, NJ 07481.

      Pacific Central Judging Center

      Center Chair - Carol Zoltowski, 285 Humboldt Rd., Brisbane, CA 94005, H: (415) 657-3222, czoltowski@sbcglobal.net

      Chair, Oakland - Chair - Carol Zoltowski, 285 Humboldt Rd., Brisbane, CA 94005, H: (415) 657-3222, czoltowski@sbcglobal.net

      Judging takes place at the Lakeside Garden Center, Lakeside Park, Oakland, CA at 7:00PM on the third Monday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Maynard Michel, 1733 Tourmaline Ct., Livermore, CA 94559

      Chair, San Francisco - Ko, Japheth, 13641 Paseo del Roble, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022; H: (650) 947-8181, Email: japhko@earthlink.net

      Judging takes place at the San Francisco County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, 9th Ave. at Lincoln Way, San Francisco, CA at 7:00PM on the first Tuesday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Japheth Ko, 13641 Paseo del Roble, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022.

      Pacific Northwest Judging Center

      Chair - Jennifer Ritchie, 353E N. Camano Dr., Camano Island, WA 98282; H: (360) 387-2341, Email: jrorchid@yahoo.com.

      Judging takes place at the UW Botanic Gardens/Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Classroom, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA, 98105 at 1:00PM on the third Saturday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Bill Zimmerman, 222 S. 167th St., Seattle, WA 98148.

      Chair, Oregon - Thomas Etheridge, 1112 NW Solar Pl., Corvallis, OR 97006; H: (541) 754-2335, Email: tomandluanne@rollyridge.com

      Judging takes place at the Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St., Silverton, OR at 1:00PM on the first Sunday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Thomas Etheridge, 1112 NW Solar Pl., Corvallis, OR 97006.

      Chair, Vancouver - Salleh, Abu, Apt. 209, 888 Pacific St., Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6Z 2S6; H: (604) 687-6289, Cell: (604) 328-5363, Email: asalleh@telus.net

      Judging takes place at the Sea Island Community Center, 7140 Miller Rd., Richmond, BC., Canada at 12:00 noon on the second Saturday of the month. Send cut flowers to: R. J. Volker, 19072 Advent Rd., Pitt Meadows, BC., Canada V3Y 2C4.

      Pacific South Judging Center

      Chair: George Hatfield, 4619 Vanderbilt Court, Ventura, CA 93003; H: (805) 901-0340, Email: georgehatfield@sbcglobal.net

      San Marino Center - Chair, Cindy Coty, 515 N. Alahmar Street, Alhambra, CA, 91801 (626) 284-7505; Email: cindycoty@sbcglobal.net

      Judging takes place at the Huntington Botanical Gardens, Mishler Resource Building, Lower Level, Allen at Orlando, San Marino, CA at 10:00AM on the second Saturday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Cindy Coty 515 N. Alahmar Street, Alhambra, CA, 91801.

      Encinitas Center - Paul Tuskes, 3808 Sioux Avenue, San Diego,CA,92117, (858) 274-5829, Email: tuskes@aol.com

      Judging takes place at the at Balboa Park, Casa del Prado, Room 104, San Diego, CA 92101 on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00PM. Send cut flowers to: Paul Tuskes 3808 Sioux Avenue, San Diego,CA,92117.

      Long Beach Center - Chair, Peter T. Lin, 834 N. Featherwood Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765; H: (909) 396-0334; Email: minicatt99@yahoo.com

      Judging takes place at the Whaley Park Community Center, 5629 Atherton, Long Beach, CA at 7:00PM on the fourth Monday of the month. Send cut flowers to: George Hatfield, 4619 Vanderbilt Court, Ventura, CA 93003; H: (805) 901-0340.

      Santa Barbara Center - Chair, George Hatfield, 4619 Vanderbilt Court, Ventura, CA 93003; H: (805) 901-0340, Email: georgehatfield@sbcglobal.net.

      Judging takes place at the Louise Lowry Davis Center, 1232 De la Vina St., Santa Barbara, CA at 7:00PM on the third Wednesday of the month. Send cut flowers to: George Hatfield, 4619 Vanderbilt Court, Ventura, CA 93003.

      Puerto Rico Judging Center

      Chair - Carlos Fighetti, HC-03 Box 8125, Guaynabo, PR 00971-9710; H: (787) 708-0669; Email: cf3@columbia.edu

      Judging takes place at 1:00PM on the second Saturday of the month.  For judging location please refer to the judging calendar.  Send cut flowers to: Irma J. Saldaña;, 157 Calle Carite, Crown Hills, San Juan, PR 00926.

      Rocky Mountain Judging Center

      Chair - Marion Allen, 2476 S. Xenon Way, Lakewood, CO 80228-4990; H: (303) 987-3005; Email: orkdlvr@comcast.net

      Judging takes place at the Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs, 1556 Emerson St., Denver, CO at 7:00PM on the second Saturday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Marion Allen, 2476 S. Xenon Way, Lakewood, CO 80228-4990.

      Shreveport Judging Center

      Chair - Patsy Boersma, 376 Henderson School House Rd., Marshall, TX 75670; H: (903) 938-9519; Email: patsy@wpboersma.com  

      Judging takes place at the Randall T. Moore Center, 3101 Fairfield, Shreveport, LA at 1:00PM on the fourth Saturday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Lena Parker, 8602 West Wilderness Way, Shreveport, LA 71106.

      Toronto Judging Center

      Kennedy, Theresa D., 15 Wilmac Ct., Gormley, ON, Canada L0H 1G0; H: (905) 727-3319, Cell: (416) 570-9064, Email: ourtropics@sympatico.ca

      Judging takes place at the Toronto Botanical Garden, 77 Lawrence Ave., Toronto, Ontario, Canada at 1:00PM on the first Saturday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Peter Poot, 300 Wagg Rd., Box 241, Goodwood, Ontario, Canada L0C 1A0.

      Chair, Montreal - Andre Levesque, 4487 Jacques Bizard, Pierrefonds, QC, Canada H9H 4W5; H: (514) 620-5547, C: (514) 347-5547; Email:andreleve@videotron.ca

      Judging takes place at the Montreal Botanic Garden, 4101 Sherbrooke St. East, Montreal, Quebec, Canada at 1:00PM on the third Saturday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Howard Ginsberg, 1 Westmount SQ., Ste. 1290, Westmount, Quebec, Canada H3Z 2P9.

      West Palm Beach Judging Center

      Chair - Bonnie Riley, 22000 SW 154 Ave., Miami, FL 33170-4002; H: (305) 245-1711; Email: benttree1@att.net

      Judging takes place at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S Flamingo Road, Davie, FL 33330 at 2:00 PM on the fourth Saturday of the month. Send cut flowers to: Arlene Maguire, 432 Alemeda Dr., Palm Springs, FL 33461 for arrival by Friday.