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:
Fascinating Orchids of Vietnam – Angelic Nguyen
Tuesday, June 11th – Doors Open at 6:30PM & Meeting Begins at 7:00PM
Angelic Nguyen is an artist and designer who has been growing orchids for about 20 years. Varieties she grows include hybrids and species Cattleyas, Cymbidium, Phalaenopsis, Laelias, Dendrobiums, Oncidiums, Lady Slippers, Lycastes, Bulbophylums, Vandas and many others. Recently she has also been concentrating on photography and has taken thousands of orchid pictures.
She started her company, Orchid Design, in 1999 and has been participating in the Pacific Orchid Exposition, the Santa Barbara Int’l Orchid Show, the San Diego Int’l Orchid Show, the Fascination Int’l Orchid Show, the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, and many other shows for the past decade. She has been involved in many activities to support orchid societies with promoting orchid shows, design and printing for postcards, brochures and flyers, very active on social media and has also served as president, show chair, and as a board member of several Bay Area orchid societies.
Angelic has also been giving orchid presentations and skill sessions for orchid and garden societies, using her experience and large selection of her photographs. She has spoken on a variety of orchid topics, including the 19th World Orchid Conference, Fragrant Orchids, Unusual Cymbidiums, Pendulous Cymbidiums, “Cattleya, the Queen of Flowers”, Laelia Relatives, and “The fascinating Orchids of Vietnam”.
You can visit her website www.ORCHIDesign.com or email email@example.com; you can also find Angelic Nguyen and Orchid Design and friend her on Facebook!
Speaker ‘s Dinner: Join us for dinner with Angelic and her husband at Shogun Restaurant, 1531 Farmers’ Lane, Santa Rosa on Tuesday the 11th at 5pm. Please RSVP by 5PM, Monday 6/10