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!

We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa.

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

Members may attend all meetings and guests are welcome.

July 12th General Meeting


Ice Cream Social & Bingo Night

Play for orchids and eat ice cream. It doesn’t get any better than that! Join us Tuesday, July 12th, for a lively evening that will include an Ice Cream Bar with all the trimmings, Bingo, and a chance to socialize with your fellow Orchid enthusiasts. Family and friends, are all invited to join in on the fun. The more the merrier!

Crafting_The_Perfect_Ice_Cream_Sundae_Sundaes_Bar_Dessert_FiendWhat You Need To Know:

♦  The Society provides the Ice Cream & the Hot Fudge Sauce.

♦  The Members bring Toppings for the Ice Cream. Such as crumbled Oreos, Sliced Strawberries, Nuts, Whipped Cream, Chocolate Shavings, Jimmies… Oh yum!

♦  Bring a NAMED BLOOMING Orchid ( Or Non-Orchid) as a Bingo Prize, you get 2 Bingo Cards.

♦  If you bring a NAMED NON-BLOOMING Orchid, you get 1 Bingo Card.

♦  If you DON’T BRING a plant,  Bingo Cards are $5.00 each and you are welcome to purchase as many as you would like.

♦ California Orchids will be providing the orchid prize table… Wonderful!

We will not have a Speakers Dinner or Show & Tell this month.

Upcoming Meetings you don’t want to miss:

August 9th: Dean Hung from Paphiness Orchids on: “The Orchid Hunters’.

October 11th: Carol Klonowski on: “Dendrobiums for Maximum Flowering”.

November 8th: Dan Newman from Hanging Gardens on: “Restrepias – The easy Pleurothallids”.

January 10, 2017: Fred Clarke on Australian Dendrobiums


July 16th: Members Potting Party at Earl and Kathy Rathbun’s beautiful Santa Rosa home.

September 10th: Annual BBQ & Auction at Kris & Jim Foster’s, Petaluma.






A California Non Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation