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Orchid Conservation




Welcome to the San Francisco Orchid Society Web Site. We are lucky to reside in one of the best parts of the country for the cultivation of orchids in the home, greenhouse, and garden. It is our hope that our site, our meetings, and our members will spark your enthusiasm to give this most satisfying hobby a try!


The San Francisco Orchid Society meets on the first Tuesday of every month.

Located at San Francisco County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers), adjacent to the San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum (at Ninth Avenue and Lincoln Way, San Francisco).

Plants submitted for American Orchid Society Judging must be entered between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m.

Contact SFOS at info@orchidsanfrancisco.org

Next Meeting: October 6, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

Guest Speaker

Dr. Holger Perner - Orchids in China and their Cultivation in the West

Photo of Holger Perner          

Skill Session

“Growing Slipper Orchids” by Chris Mende

Plant Opportunity Table

Provided by Holger Perner

Upcoming Speakers:

  • October 2015 - Holger Perner from Hengduan Mountains Biotechnology Ltd. China; Topic: Hardy (Cool Growing) Orchids of China.
  • November 2015 - Fred Clarke; Topic: TBD
  • December 2015 - Holiday Party
  • January 2016 - Pierre Pujol




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Membership Cost (tax deductible)
  • $25/year (with Email Newsletter Option)
  • $45/year (with USPS Mail Newsletter Option)
You can apply and pay two ways:

Electronically via PayPal (PayPal account is not required)

For both new members and renewals, please complete our online member application, and then submit your payment with a debit or credit card via PayPal.

With a Check and Printed Application

Please print & complete our membership application and send it with a check (made payable to: SFOS) and for the appropriate amount to:

SFOS Memberships
P.O. Box 27145
San Francisco, CA 94127

SFOS Member Handbook

SFOS By-Laws

Members can volunteer to help the society prepare for the Annual Pacific Orchid Exposition, held at Lower Fort Mason. The creativity and enthusiasm of our members help make the show a success. Join now and see how you can get started.


Literature is available for SFOS members on orchid-related topics at each month's meetings. For a list of what's available, please download a copy of our book list below.

—SFOS Librarian Chuck Chan


Contact SFOS at info@orchidsanfrancisco.org
For POE Information contact Frances LaRose at The Larose Group, LLC

Member Registration & Renewals

Rare Orchids featured at the Pacific Orchid Exposition. Save the date for next year's show: Feb.25-28, 2016


International Orchid Tours Available

Click here for tour dates and details

The San Francisco Orchid Society wishes to thank the following sponsors for their major, ongoing support. Their participation has helped make our show the international event it is. We encourage you to visit their sites.

2014 POE Trophy & AOS Awards

Learn more about what the Heart of Asia has to offer


The San Francisco Orchid Society provides ongoing support for other non-profit horticultural organizations through funds raised at Orchids in the Park and the Pacific Orchid Exposition. Thus far in 2012, the SFOS has donated $3000 to the Orchid Conservation Alliance, $1500 to the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture (San Francisco Botanical Garden), and $1500 to the Conservatory of Flowers.


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