Experience the Wonderful World of Orchids! - Join our Society!
Come to our monthly meetings!
- Culture classes for beginners.
- Engaging presentations by knowledgeable speakers.
- Plant forums to see locally grown orchids in flower and receive information about their cultivation.
- Potting supplies and advice.
Participate in our shows!
- See stunning blooming plants and showcase your own!
- Listen to educational talks about orchid culture.
- Volunteer and receive redeemable reward coupons.
Get help growing your orchids!
- Valuable local culture advice that you can’t find on the internet.
- Potting workshops to help you get your orchids repotted properly.
- Increase your knowledge about orchids: we have a well-stocked orchid reference library exclusively accessible to our members.
Expand Your Orchid Collection!
- The society offers gift plants to members at our twice-a-year banquets.
- The plant opportunity table at our meeting offers locally grown orchids.
- Buy plants from local vendors or fellow members at our shows and meetings.
Join our Society!
As one of the largest orchid societies affiliated with the American Orchid Society, the SDCOS offers abundant opportunities to immerse yourself in the world of orchids. We invite you to become an active member and embrace the excitement.
Our monthly meetings, held at Casa del Prado in Balboa Park on the first Tuesday of each month, feature engaging presentations by knowledgeable speakers and culture classes for beginners. Attendees also have the chance to participate in our mini-show, where they can showcase their stunning blooms that were not ready for the previous show.
For those looking to expand their orchid collection, our plant opportunity table offers locally grown orchids at budget-friendly prices. Our members also sell plants and are always eager to assist and provide valuable local culture advice. Additionally, we provide potting supplies for sale during each meeting, eliminating the need for an extra trip to purchase them.
Engagement is at the core of our society, with our involvement in various activities. These include quarterly orchid shows, support for orchid conservation programs, a dedicated species study group, plant opportunities, organized tours to local growers and events and camp-outs to observe local orchids in their habitat.
Moreover, we boast a well-stocked orchid reference library exclusively accessible to our members.
Make sure to mark your calendar for our magnificent Orchid Show and Sale Events in Balboa Park. They are the perfect opportunity to proudly display your blooming orchids and expand your collection through new plant acquisitions.
The single membership fee is $20 per year, a dual (couples) membership is $25 per year.