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!

Do You Miss Attending Our Monthly Meetings?

You Still Can Attend… Virtually! Due to the Shelter-In-Place mandate, the SCOS will be holding our meetings via ZOOM. Members will receive an email link prior to each meeting. If you wish to attend as a guest, please send an email to and we will send you an invitation. We ask for a 24 hour notice so that we have time to process your request in time for the meeting.

MAY MEETING: Join our ZOOM meeting on Tuesday, June 8 at 7:00PM – Please join us for a presentation by Mary Mancini who will be speaking about leafless orchids.

Dr. Mancini is professor of surgery at LSU-HSC Shreveport, Louisiana and a practicing cardiac surgeon. She has been growing orchids for eight years and specializes in cymbidiums, encyclias, stanhopeas, and schomburg-kias. She is also a probationary AOS judge.

Dr. Mancini has a passion for growing orchids and will share her secrets on how to grow leafless orchids. While some gardeners complain about the small garden they tend, heart surgeon Mary Mancini steps out of her back door to care for 30,000 documented orchid species grown in two greenhouses. She is the new president of the Southwest Region Orchid Growers Association, which includes seven states.

Make A Donation!

Since we are unable to hold our Annual Show & Sale, which is the Society‚Äôs main fundraiser, the SCOS needs your help!  Any amount would be greatly appreciated. Simply click the DONATE button below to be directed to our PayPal Donation Page.

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