WNCOS Calendar of Events

All orchid lovers are welcome to attend our meetings the second Sunday of each month. Normal meetings begin at 2pm at the Asheville Visitor Center, located at 36 Montford Ave., Asheville, NC 28801. Please click here for full directions.

Next Meeting

April 8

Kingfisher OrchidsPat van Adrichem of Kingfisher Orchids in Victoria, British Columbia is flying all the way here to Asheville to speak about “The road to growing better orchids.”  Pat is an incredible grower and breeder of fine phalaenopsis orchids.

Pat spent his childhood growing up at the world famous Butchart Gardens where his father was a gardener. He has lived in Deep Cove in North Saanich with his wife Cathy for 35 years, and has been growing orchids for over 30 years.

At Kingfisher Orchids, Pat and Cathy specialize in warm growing orchids such as Phalaenopsis and Dendrobiums.  Pat has been breeding and cloning his own orchids for many years, and has many crosses registered with the RHS in England. Over the years, Kingfisher Orchids have won over 35 American Orchid Society awards for flower quality, culture, and displays. Currently they are breeding to create new hybrids in red, yellow, and art shades, as well as cloning selected species and virus free hybrids. When not ‘Playing’ with his orchids, Pat owns a local business, Service First Ltd., and can often be seen sport fishing for salmon and halibut!

Pat is going to be offering his very latest phalaenopsis hybrids for pre-order. Mike Mims has just received his latest plant list of what he’s got available for purchase. If you’re interested in seeing his pre-order list of phalaenopsis hybrids, please send an email to him at He will then send it to you immediately. Pat has some primo stem propagated phalaenopsis selections, as well as seedlings of his latest hybrids. Hope to see you there!

Stay tuned for more details – as information becomes available for upcoming WNCOS Meetings, the updates will be posted here and on the WNCOS Facebook Page.