San Diego County Orchid Society


Welcome to the San Diego County Orchid Society!

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Our Spring Show is Coming Soon!

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Attention Members!

(Non-members are also invited)
We need your beautiful blooming orchids to make this a successful show. This is the time to showcase their beauty!

Please pre-register you plants using the forms below (Word file preferred) and the show schedule to find the correct section and class. You can still register on-site. 

Check in your plants on Thursday from 3-7pm or Friday from 8-9am.

We are in need of assistance to run the show smoothly.

Please sign up using the link below.  Volunteers will receive redeemable coupons as a small token of our gratitude.

Our meetings are held every 1st Tuesday of the month in Room 101 of the Casa del Prado in Balboa Park (see map). The meetings are open to the public (except for the Holiday Party and the Spring Show Banquet).

The next meeting is Tuesday, March 5th.

The presenters for the Culture Class are Debby Halliday and Pam Peters and the topic is “Preparing Orchids for Shows“. The culture class starts at 6:30.

The main presentation is given by Ron Kaufmann on “Conserving Orchids in the Wild“.  The main presentation starts around 7:30-7:45.

More details in our Newsletter.

Our next show is on Friday, April 19th, from noon to 7 PM, Saturday, April 20th, from 9 am to 6 PM and Sunday, April 21st, from 9 am to 4 PM in Room 101 and patio A of the Casa del Prado, Balboa Park. Early bird sales on Friday from 10 am. Admission is free. Details on the flyer to the left and here. For location see Map above.

SDCOS Holiday Party is Coming!

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The next meeting is Tuesday, December 5th, and NOT open to the public. It is our Holiday Party and reserved for members only and their guests (1 guest only per member).

The meeting starts at 6 PM with appetizers, followed by the main course at 6:30 PM and the presentation at 7 PM.

We will have a potluck dinner with entrée (Honey Baked ham & turkey) and non-alcoholic beverages provided by your club. Please sign up at the link below – it is required to receive a gift plant.

Arthur Pinkers will present a slide show of the AOS awards won by SDCOS members in 2023. 

We have an Orchid Exchange where you can bring one of your plants as a Holiday gift for another member and choose a plant in return.

Members (only, not guests) will get a free orchid as a present from the SDCOS Orchid Santa! 

Please sign up here (members who already signed up at the last meeting on the paper forms do NOT need to sign up again).