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!

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:

April 10th:
Carol Klonowski – 22nd World Orchid Conference

Carol Klonowski
Carol Klonowski

Carol Klonowski has been growing orchids since the 1980’s when a friend in Berkeley, California, gave her a cattleya, and it bloomed out with three big, dark lavender flowers and an intoxicating fragrance. She built an entire greenhouse in her backyard to accommodate the precious plant, which only led her to buy more orchids. Then another friend gave her a gift membership to the Orchid Society of California, and it’s been a serious hobby and passion ever since.

Her talk on the 22nd World Orchid Conference in Guayaquil, Ecuador, will feature the highlights of this most prestigious orchid event, and include sidelights on how members of our own orchid community contributed to some of the most interesting plants and exhibits. Most importantly, orchid growers in the Bay Area will discover how many of the award winning plants can be easily grown right here in their own orchid collections.

April Skill Session: Carol Klonowski will also be giving the Skill Session. The topic will be “General Culture Tips for Growing Orchids”. If you are a new member, this is the Skill Session for YOU!

April Speakers Dinner: Join us for dinner with Carol at SEA Thai Bistro, 2350 Midway Drive, Santa Rosa on Tuesday, April 10th at 5:00pm. Please RSVP by 5:00pm, Monday, April 9th.

May 5th:
SCOS Re-Potting Party – SAVE THE DATE

More information soon!