Attend Shows . Buy Orchids . Enjoy Speakers . Gain Knowledge

George Pflaum wins Best In Show and Forrest Robinson Cultural Awards at Fall Orchids in the Park Show. Bill Loy wins Siv Garrod Most Unusual Orchid Award and Debby Halliday wins Peoples Choice Award. Congratulations George, Bill and Debby.

Join Us Next Month:

Our next in person meeting of the year will be Tuesday, November 2nd in Room 101 at the Casa Del Prado building in Balboa Park. Because we are still dealing with Covid-19, masks will be required for the unvaccinated and may be required for all, depending on conditions at that time.

We will have an Culture Class at 6:30PM and our General Meeting at 7:30PM. This will be a hybrid meeting with Zoom from Room 101 at the same time. 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. We will host a Plant Forum (Please Bring Your Plants!) and Betty Kelepecz will discuss 'Orchids of the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea' as our main speaker. See the November Newsletter for more details.

AND - AOS will be judging in Room 104 that evening.

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

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

Seasonal Shows In The Park
Fall Show In The ParkOctober 30th & 31st, 2021
Winter Show In The ParkJanuary 29th & 30th, 2022
Summer Show In The ParkJuly 30th & 31st, 2022