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:
Come Hang with Us – SCOS 4th Annual Mounting Workshop
Tuesday, May 14th – Doors Open at 6:30PM & Meeting Begins at 7:00PM
This is a hands-on workshop for all ages and skill levels to enjoy. Come and experience a fun way to learn about orchids. You will learn about their natural epiphytic growing habits, and how to care for them from experienced growers. Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn from our award-winning grower and member, Tom Pickford. Tom will walk you through the basics of mounting and share the excellent tips and techniques he has acquired over the years. He will present different mounting styles – you choose the mounting style that interests you the most.
You will get individual help from several experienced growers who will be available to work with you at your table. These experts will help you create a beautifully mounted orchid that will give you many years of pleasure and enjoyment. All the necessary supplies and tools will be provided so you can create your own living masterpiece (or two). We have flown in a wonderful selection of species and hybrids from H&R Nurseries of Hawaii.
Plant’s will be available for purchase for $10.00 for a plant and a cork mount.
Member’s Show and Tell – Members are encouraged to bring in previously mounted orchids for Show and Tell. We would love to see success stories of plants that are on mounts. Both blooming and non-blooming mounted plants are welcome.