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.

Please Note: There will be no General Meeting in September. Instead you are invited to our annual BBQ and Auction.

Join us for a fun filled day of…

Orchids,  Friends  &  Food

Some of our favorite two and four legged guests.

Featuring a Silent Auction of our member’s special Orchids, Plants, Wine, and other necessities of life.

Silent Auction Begins at 11:00 and ends when lunch is served (between 12:00 and 12:30).


BBQ Master & Chef David
BBQ Master & Chef David


Feast on Tri-tip or Chicken BBQ. As always, expertly prepared by our Master Chef David J.

A live Auction begins immediately following lunch. Alan Koch of Gold Country Orchids, expert grower and auctioneer extraordinaire takes center stage.

Alan Koch, Auctioneer to the Stars
Alan Koch, Auctioneer to the Stars

Something for everyone!

A table of “Must have Plants”




  • Silent auction plants (named orchids, named non-orchids and orchid and garden related items) must arrive by 10:00 a.m. or earlier in order to complete all paperwork by 11:00.
  • Maximum of 15 silent auction items per person. For every 5 plants, 1 must be a donation. Find paperwork on our website at SCOS Forms
  • ONLY $6.00 per person – bring a potluck side dish (green salad, pasta salad, other salad, vegetable) or dessert.
  • To make reservations please email Please put BBQ in the subject line.

The National Heirloom Festival 2015

September 8th, 9th and 10th, 2015

SCOS will be exhibiting our fabulous orchids and will also offer tips and techniques on how you too can grow better, at this year’s Heirloom Festival. Come and meet us at this spectacular event that has been dubbed “The World’s Pure Food Fair!” A must see and do event for all foodies and horticulture enthusiasts.

The event will be held at: 

The Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 

1350 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Open Daily 11:00AM – 8:00PM