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Congratulations to Debby Halliday for winning Best of Show with her Angraecum sesquipedale 'Star Shine' FCC/AOS

COVID-19 Announcement

COVID-19 continues to impact your Society's operations. Be aware of City, County & State Directives as well as private venue policies on masks and in-person gatherings.
If a meeting or a show is cancelled due to COVID-19 Directives we will post that information. Click here for current status as we know it.


Join us in April for our International Spring Show
Our International Spring Show will be held April 21st, 22nd, and 23rd 2023 in Balboa Park. Visit the Spring Show Page for more details.

Join Us Next Month:
Our next meeting of the year will be our February Meeting on Tuesday, February 7th starting at 6:30PM. We will have a Culture Class until 7:00PM. Our Main Speaker will be Tim Culbertson who will present "Laelia anceps, a Treasure of Mexico" starting at about 8PM.

If you want to attend via Zoom and don't have the password, please send an email to our Society President at for the Zoom information.

Our Purpose: To promote interest in orchids and their cultivation, to educate by exchanging information and experiences related to successful orchid culture, and to support the conservation of orchids in the wild.

Membership: Please click here for information about joining SDCOS. We encourage you to join the Society to receive the monthly newsletter and many other benefits. Please click here for email subscription service.

Meetings:  Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at Casa del Prado in Balboa Park. Admission is free - everyone is welcome. Culture Class is at 6:30 p.m. in Room 101. The General Meeting is at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101.

Shows & Sales:  Shows are held four times a year in spring, summer, fall, and winter.
Each show features prize-winning orchids, plant sales, and educational opportunities.

Our International Spring Show will be held in Balboa Park using our Room 101 area for displays, and the adjacent Patio A and Patio B for sales. The dates are April 21st, 22nd & 23rd. Parking is free and there will be no entrance fee.

Seasonal Shows are held in Balboa Park in Room 101. There is no entrance fee and parking is free! The upcoming Seasonal Show dates are:

Winter Show In The Park January 28th & 29th, 2023
Summer Show In The Park July 29th & 30th, 2023
Fall Show In The Park October 28th & 29th, 2022