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.


Virtual monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 9th, 7pm

Stanhopea tigrina

 Tuesday, May 9th, 7pm.

Date & Time: May 9th, 6:30 PM Pacific Time

(Meeting starts at 7:00 PM).

To join Zoom meeting by computer:
Meeting ID: 326 597 3017,  Passcode: orchid

To call in by telephone: Call +1 253 215 8782. Meeting ID: 3265973017  Passcode: 63383

Mary Mancini will be presenting a wonderful talk on Stanhopeas and Coryanthes. She will talk about species as well as hybrids. She will also talk about care of these two unusual species and how to make them thrive. Stanhopeas grow in Mexico down to Brazil. They have large beautiful flowers that are often very fragrant. They are usually grown in open baskets so that their pendant flowers can hang down underneath the basket. Coryanthes are commonly known as the bucket orchid because of the shape of their lip. Their flowers can be up to 12″ wide and 6.5″ from top to bottom. They are an unusual orchid with complex flowers and a very unusual pollinating technique that depends on orchid bees.

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”.

SCOS Member Marni Turkel on KSRO Radio

'Crystelle' FCC/AOS, 90pts(Phal. Tying Shin Champion x Phal. Tying Shin Miracle)Exhib: Krull-Smith OrchidsWest Palm Beach judging; 4-27-13

Expert orchid collector, grower and propagator will be speaking on KSRO Garden Talk radio (103.5FM 96.9FM 1350AM) 

Saturday 03/25/2023 from 10-11am

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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.