Welcome to the San Francisco Orchid Society

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!

San Francisco Orchid Society Meetings

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: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 ... It is time for the SFOS Holiday Potluck starting at ~6:00 p.m.

Join us for the SFOS Holiday Potluck on Dec 3, 2019!
Please fill out this form to RSVP with your information and what you will bring.
Note that:
1) we will start earlier that usual – setup around 6pm, aiming to start dinner around 6:30pm.
2) Plan to bring a dish to share (enough for at least 10-20 people) and know the ingredients so that we can put a label on it that informs people of the contents.
3) We plan to have show & tell, some surprise gifts and “awards” – come prepared to know everyone a little better by the end of the event.
4) Though we will have some available, to help reduce the waste we ask people to bring their own reusable plates and utensils as well as serving utensils.

No Skills Session this month - will resume in January

Opportunity Table provided by Chris Mende and Tony Wells from The Tiny Jungle and Let's Talk Plants

Upcoming Meetings

  • November: Speaker to be announced soon…
  • December: Pot-luck Holiday Party (no speaker)
  • January: Ron Kaufman – Lithophytic Orchids of Brazil

SFOS Membership

How to Apply

For both new members and renewals, please complete our online member application through Member Planet.

You will need to create a basic account with Member Planet to apply to the SFOS. This is a new process to simplify tracking of our membership dues payments and roster information.

If you want help with this new process, we can assist you at the membership table at the monthly SFOS meetings.

If you cannot use the online process, then please go ahead and mail a check with your contact information to:

SFOS Membership
P.O. Box 27145
San Francisco, CA 94127-0145

Membership Cost

(tax deductible)

  • $25/year (Standard Individual Membership)
  • $40/year (Household Membership)