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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. & 7 p.m. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m.

Contact SFOS at info@orchidsanfrancisco.org

Next Meeting: December 2, 2014 - 7pm

Instead of our usual speaker meeting, the S.F.O.S board invites you to a Holiday Party! Whatever your predilection. I'm sure there is a cheerful tune to raise a toast there somewhere.

We will provide the main dish, or dishes, most likely a turkey, and a ham and a vegetarian dish like a nice lasagna. We will also supply dishes, cutlery, glasses and beverages. We ask members to provide a side dish of your choosing, like a salad, cookies, cheese and crackers, a dessert. Something to share.

See the December 2014 below for more details.


2014 2013

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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 Chris Mende


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

Eventbrite - 2015 Pacific Orchid Exposition "The Thrill of Discovery"

2015 Pacific Orchid Exposition Tickets available Now! Great Stocking stuffers.

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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