Sonoma County Orchid Society

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

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!

Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month. Please join us at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Ave. Santa Rosa. Doors open at 6:30pm, meeting begins at 7:00pm. Some meetings are virtual only. Be sure to check information below.


No meeting in September - come to the BBQ & Auction

Annual BBQ & Auction

Orchids , Plants , Food, Friends & Fun.

DATE – Saturday, September 16th
TIME – 11am – 3pm, Free Pot Luck – bring a dish to share
VENUE – At home of Becky & David Jackson, 1451 Keiser Ave, Santa Rosa

A fun-filled day starts with a Silent Auction, followed by a fabulous BBQ lunch of chicken with potluck sides brought by members, and ends with a Live Auction with Auctioneer Extraordinaire, ALAN KOCH of Gold Country Orchids. This annual event is always fun and a great opportunity to mingle with fellow members and add to your orchid collection! JOIN US!

11:00 – Silent Auction Begins
12:00ish- Silent Auction Ends & Lunch is Served
Live Auction Begins after Lunch is Finished

Volunteers needed for set up st art ing at 9AM on Saturday. We also need help with take down after the event.

Virtual monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 8th

Jean Allen-lkeson speaking on Oncidium fuscatum and its hybrid

Come and hear a Zoom talk on cymbidiums by Jean Allen-Ikeson speaking on Oncidium fuscatum and its hybrids.

Jean Allen-Ikeson speaking on Oncidium fuscatum and its hybrids How did an ugly species with such a weird name go on to become the ancestor of so many spectacular Oncidiinae hybrids, especially reds? This cinderella story leads you into such popular hybrids as Wild Cat and Catatante.

Osp.Brazilian Sun courtesy McCully Orchid Culture

Jean Allen-Ikeson grows orchids in a greenhouse and under lights outside of Dundas, Ontario, Canada. Besides being the author of numerous articles on orchids, she is an Accredited AOS judge, National AOS Education Coordinator for Judging, and Chair of the Editorial Board of the AOS.

Zoom Instructions: If you are using a laptop or desktop computer, open your browser and go to and click download under “Zoom Client for Meetings.” If you are using a cell phone or tablet,you will need to download the application from your app store.The app we want is called “Zoom Cloud Meetings.”It is a sky blue square with a white video camera inside.  Note,if you don’t want to be seen during the meeting,when you sign on click “join without video”. 

Make A Donation

Please consider making a donation to the Sonoma County Orchid Society.

Any amount would be greatly appreciated. Simply click the button below to be directed to our Donation Page.