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.

May 10th General Meeting

Come Hang with us!

Join us for our 1st Annual hands on orchid mounting Party. All ages and skill levels are invited.

Don’t miss a special opportunity to learn from two of our award winning growers, Marni Turkel and Judy Carney, will walk you through the basics of mounting and share their tried and true tips and techniques acquired over the years

Come and Enjoy a fun and educational way to experience orchids in their natu- ral epiphytic growth habits.

Plants will be available for purchase for $5.00 per plant. We will have a wonderful selection of species and hybrids from Exotic Orchids of Maui as well as many other wonderful orchids for you to use .

All necessary supplies and tools for you to create your own living masterpiece (or two) will be provided.

Upcoming Meetings:

June 14th: Jeffery Tyler from Insitu on Bulbophyllums

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


Our annual Bus Trip, The A to Z Tour, will be held on Saturday, June 11th. We have a fun and fabulous line-up planned for you! A full day of orchids from aerangis to zygopetalums ! Click Here for more details.





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