Judges Auction

Annual Judges Auction

Orchid growers from Maine to Maryland and beyond look forward to this annual event. A group of high quality, and often rare plants from our judges' and esteemed exhibitors' collections are auctioned off in two locations each year. Many of these plants are not easily obtained and are coveted by orchid collectors. There are often numerous plants of specimen size available to bid on. It is a day of fun, food and friendship as well as a bit of humor as orchid enthusiasts come together to enjoy these events.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, the NEJC uses the proceeds from this event to support its operations, monthly judgings and local orchid community. With your support, the center is able to bring AOS judging to local societies and all orchid growers in the Northeast.

Judges Auction 2021

We are so happy to announce that our live auction will take place on December 18, 2021, at our monthly judging location in East Hanover, NJ!

Plant preview will begin at 9:30am and doors will open at 9:00am so bidders can begin registering at the check-in desk early. We are targeting 10am to begin and expect the bidding to conclude somewhere around noon. We never let our bidders go hungry, so a convenient, complimentary boxed lunch will be offered along with a beverage.

Our regular monthly judging will take place as usual after bidding concludes so if you have a plant to be judged that day, please bring it.

The room capacity is 300, so we will have plenty of space for social distancing. We will be following NJ State pandemic guidelines https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/reopening-guidance-and-restrictions/how-can-people-safely-get-together-what-are-the-limits-for-indoor-and-outdoor-gatherings