About Us

The Barbados Orchid Society (BOS) was founded in 1939. The objective of the Society is to promote, encourage and improve orchid culture in the island by lectures, demonstrations and periodic shows, and through house meetings and affiliations with other associations of persons having similar objectives.


The Executive 2018

  • President -Mr Michael Marshall
  • Immediate Past President - Mr Kevin Harewood
  • Vice President - Mr Oliver Browne
  • Secretary - Mrs Sheila Bushell
  • Treasurer- Mrs Claire Waithe
  • Public Relations Officer - Mrs Gale Hall


  • Mr Arkley Bascombe
  • Mrs Sharon Howell-Clarke
  • Ms Jan Jarvis
  • Mrs Jacqueline Skeete
  • Mr Michael Waithe

A Brief History

In the early years plants and flowers were exhibited at the Barbados Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition held annually during the first week in December at Queen's Park.  The first exhibits were staged in a small wooden booth.  The display became so popular that by the early fifties the Agricultural Society had expanded the orchid section to three large, thirty-foot metal enclosures which were filled with many varieties of tropical orchids of every colour. Read more

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