Attend Shows . Buy Orchids . Enjoy Speakers . Gain Knowledge

San Diego County Orchid Society and Palomar Orchid Society have been invited to participate in the San Diego Botanic Garden's month long orchid show entitiled 'World of Orchids'. For more info click here AOS Members have free access using the Reciprocal Gardens agreement. Market Days: SDCOS Member sales will be Saturday & Sunday April 3 & 4 and Friday thru Sunday, April 16, 17 & 18. Conservation Committee sales will be Friday thru Sunday April 9, 10 & 11.

Join Us Next Month:
Because of the COVID-19 situation we do not have access to Room 101 in the Casa Del Prado building. Our General meetings and Board of Directors meetings will be held using the Zoom app.

Our next monthly meeting is our General Meeting on Tuesday, June 1st. This meeting will be our Annual Meeting and we will have election of Officers for the 2021-2022 year. Our main speaker will be Thomas Mirenda. Thomas' topic will be 'An Orchid Tour of the Big Island'. This meeting starts at 7:30PM. If you are not a member and want to attend, please send an email to our Society President at for the Zoom information.
This meeting will not have a Culture Class but will feature a virtual plant forum. If you want to participate, please send 1 to 3 images of plants in bloom now with the data we normally have on our tag (click here) to -  We’ll share as many as we can. IF you would like to see the plant forums from previous meetings click here

The Culture Class has been moved to the following Wednesday, June 2nd, and this month's presentation is will be a presentation on "Water: What it is and how we use it" by Kay Klausing. This meeting starts at 7:30PM. Don't be late!

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.