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!

General Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month with the exception of September (Annual BBQ & Auction) & December (Holiday Dinner). The location for all General Meetings is the Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa (across the street from the Sonoma County Fairgrounds). There is abundant & free parking.

Doors open at 6:30pm with plant sales and skill sessions (if scheduled) starting at 6:45. The meeting ends between 9:00 and 9:30pm.

Members may attend all meetings and guests are always welcome.

Upcoming Meetings & Events:

Miltoniopsis Species & Hybrids – Dennis Olivas

Tuesday, January 8th – Doors Open at 6:30PM & Meeting Begins at 7:00PM

Dennis Olivas 2018Dennis Olivas was born on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. As a lad, he helped his mom and aunt grow their orchids and got hooked. He joined the Future Farmers of America, and his project was raising and selling these beautiful and exotic plants. In 1980 he moved to the mainland and swore off the orchid family; but not for long as he went to Rod McLellan’s Acres of Orchids’ in South San Francisco. From there his whole life became one downward spiral. First, he fills his home with upwards of 6,000 plants. Later he leased a greenhouse space for his ever-burgeoning orchid collection. Glutton for punishment, his collection grew, overflowing the 3,000 sq. ft. greenhouse in Half Moon Bay.

Martin Orenstein

Dennis was President for the Peninsula Orchid Society, San Francisco Orchid Society, Diablo View Orchid Society and the Santa Cruz Orchid Society. He is an accredited judge of the American Orchid Society. Dennis belongs to over 14 orchid societies and tries to assist them whenever possible.

Speaker’s Dinner February 12th at 5 pm at Shogun Japanese Restaurant, 1531 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa. RSVP to June at by Sunday, February 10th. 

2019 SCOS Show “Educational Orchid Exposition & Sale”

Saturday March 30, 10-5 & Sunday March 31, 10-4
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2019 SCOS Show Educational Orchid Expo & Sale

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