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.

APRIL MEETING: Join our ZOOM meeting on Tuesday, April 13 at 7:00PM – Please join us for a presentation by Ron Parsons on “Rarities and Oddities of the Orchid World”. We will look at some of the strangest and rarest plants in the orchid family and includes both terrestrial and epiphytic species.

Ron Parsons has been growing orchids for more than 45 years, and has been interested in the species for most of that time. Ron loves to
photograph orchids and other flowers whenever he can, whether it be in nature or in collections, and does so as often as possible. Ron has more than 90,000 digital images, most of which are of orchids, and still retains a slide library that exceeds 100,000 botanical images. He has given more than 500 talks on various botanical topics, and has 4000 published photos. Ron has co-authored four botanical books, all with Mary E. Gerritsen.

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