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.


Strawberry Shortcake & Ice Cream Social

Join us Tuesday, July 14th, for a lively evening of luscious Strawberry Shortcake, Ice Cream 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!

What You Need To Know:

♦  The Society provides the Shortcakes and Ice Cream

♦  The Members bring Toppings for the Ice Cream, Strawberries, and Whipped Cream

♦  If you bring a NAMED BLOOMING Orchid ( Or Non-Orchid) as a Bingo Prize, you get 2 Bingo Tickets

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

♦  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.

In addition, the Society will also hold a silent auction, of many specially chosen orchids, from the estate of Fred Schull.  Mr. Schull was a passionate collector, grower, and AOS Judge. He made annual buying trips to Brazil and was noted for his outstanding Cattleyas.  We wish to thank Amy Jacobson and Tom Pickford for making this special opportunity happen for us.

California Sierra Nevada Judging Center’s Speakers Day

Save the date!  One of SCOS’s favorite events, the CSNJC Speakers Day is coming, August 1st, 9-5pm, Sacramento, CA. This year the theme is on orchid conservation.  The event is a full day of  internationally known speakers,  AOS judging outreach,  an auction of special orchids,  Q&A with accomplished growers, plant sales, and lots of fun.  Click here for more information.

Transportation to the CSNJC Speaker’s Day . SCOS would like to charter a bus to this wonderful event. The cost will be $32.00 for the transportation and $10.00 for the special discounted admission. Please contact: Angelique Fry at if you would like to join us. Click here for bus schedule.