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 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.

MAY MEETING: Join our ZOOM meeting on Tuesday, July 13 at 7:00PM – Please join us for a presentation by Peter T. Lin whose talk is titled ” The 3 A’s of the Orchid World: Angraecum, Aerangis and Aeranthes”.

This fast-paced Power Point presentation will showcase three of the main genera in the Angraecoid family of orchids, as well as some of the lesser genera. Along with the species, we’ll also take a look at some of the beautiful hybrids that have been made over the years.

Peter started growing orchids over 35 years ago, but then stopped due to school and starting a career. It wasn’t until about 15 years ago that the orchid “bug” came back, and he is now heavily involved once again. He is an accredited judge with the American Orchid Society and a hybridizer of mini-catts. He enjoys meeting with other orchid enthusiasts and can often be found at various orchid shows and societies around the country. He also has thousands of photos of his orchids that he maintains on Flickr. You can view them by typing this address into your browser:

Due to limited growing space, Peter likes to specialize in miniature orchids, both species and hybrids, and has received numerous AOS awards. His other interests in orchids include Dendrobiums, Angraecoids, and Neofinetias. He maintains a collection of a thousand or more orchids at his home in Southern California in 3 small greenhouses, as well as in 2 off-site greenhouses.

Peter will be accepting orders that he will ship to members. All orders qualify for a 10% discount. You can review his catalog on his website

Please contact Peter by email: or cell: 909-573-6751

Make A Donation!

Since we are unable to hold our Annual Show & Sale, which is the Society’s 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