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 scos501@sonic.net 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.


MARCH MEETING: Join our ZOOM meeting on Tuesday, March 9 at 7:00PM – Please join us for a presentation by Glen Decker on “Paphiopedilums and their Differences”. We will look at the different groups within Paphiopedilum and discuss their differences, species and hybrids, as well as culture for growing these groups and Paphs in general.

Glen Decker, former owner of Piping Rock Orchids, has been growing orchids for over 40 years. He holds the degree of Associate in Applied Science in Ornamental Horticulture. He was the previous chair of the American Orchid Society’s Publications Committee and a past Director of the Orchid Digest Corporation. Glen has won numerous AOS awards, including the Butterworth Prize, Nax Trophy, WW Wilson Award and the Carlyle A. Luer Award. He has appeared in Martha Stewart’s Better Living Magazine, and on a PBS TV special called “Orchid Delirium”. He rewrote the Slipper section of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s “The Best Orchids for Indoors” and was the technical editor for the “Orchids for Dummies” book. He also has written many articles on Paphiopedilums and Phragmipedium which have been published worldwide.


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