Sonoma County Orchid Society

Our purpose is to foster the growth and preservation of native and hybrid orchids in Sonoma County and around the world.

The Society is open to hobbyists and professionals, novice to expert, all are welcome. We are here to learn, share and have fun!

General Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month with the exception of September (Annual BBQ & Auction) & December (Holiday Dinner). The location for all General Meetings is the Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa (across the street from the Sonoma County Fairgrounds). There is abundant & free parking.

Doors open at 6:30pm with plant sales and skill sessions (if scheduled) starting at 6:45. The meeting ends between 9:00 and 9:30pm.

Members may attend all meetings and guests are always welcome.


Upcoming Meetings & Events:

August 8th General Meeting:

Annual Bingo & Ice Cream Social

It’s that time of year again! Please join us for our Annual Bingo for Orchids & Ice Cream Social! What better way to spend a summer ‘s evening! Socialize and meet new “orchid friends” while eating delicious ice cream and playing several lively games of Bingo with some fantastic orchids as prizes.

Do to this special event, there will not be a guest speaker, skill session or speaker’s dinner this month.

Here’s How It Works: 

The society will provide ice cream and hot fudge sauce. We encourage all attendees to bring an ice cream topping for everyone to share.
Bingo cards can be purchased with cash / check or by donating plants.

All donated plants must be named, in good condition and disease & pest free.

$5 = 1 Bingo Card
One Named, Blooming Orchid = 2 Bingo Cards
One Named, Non-Blooming Orchid = 1 Bingo Card

ParkingSince the Sonoma County Fair will be in full swing across the street, please let the parking attendant know you are attending the SCOS meeting so you can park FREE OF CHARGE.

Friends and family are welcome so grab the kids, grandkids and neighbors then come on down! Loads of fun PLUS a great opportunity to add some unique plants to your orchid collection.


September 23rd: Annual BBQ & Auction – Click HERE to get details.

October 10th: Cindy Hill  will be our Guest Speaker and her presentation will be, “My Top 10 Favorite Orchids & How I Grow Them”.

Cindy will discuss those orchids that are more widely grown and appreciated such as cattleya, laelia, dendrobium, coelogyne and more. If you  missed this talk at the Orchid Digest Speaker’s Day at the Huntington Botanical Gardens in June, you will not want to miss it this coming October!

November 14th: Ken & Amy Jacobsen