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.

Next Meeting: March 7, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.

March Speaker: Debra Atwood, Napa Valley Orchids – “What’s in the pot?”

Napa Valley Orchids was started in March 2001 by third generation Napan Debra Atwood. In addition to growing a greenhouse full of beautiful orchids, primarily species, she also consults, is a regular speaker at orchid societies and garden clubs, and in addition, performs greenhouse maintenance for a handful of clients.

She has also taught orchid classes for many years, and still conducts orchid workshops as time allows. Currently Debra grows Angraecoids, species Phalaenopsis, Neofinetias, Maxillarias, and what ever else catches her fancy. Her greenhouse maintains an intermediate temperature range, and her plants thrive in the Mediterranean climate of Napa Valley.

What’s in the pot?

In her talk “What’s in the Pot?”, Debra will share her expert knowledge about orchid culture, repotting and some of the unexpected findings the grower may have while repotting, and how to handle these.

A Volunteer Chair Meeting is scheduled for 7:00 pm (in lieu of the Skill Session) prior to the General meeting in February.
The meeting will highlight the change of location and provide detailed information for the Chairs and their volunteers.

Upcoming SFOS Meetings

  • April 2017: Alan Koch, topic “Angraecoids/ Monopodials
  • May 2017: Neil Winslow, topic “Miltoniopsis”
  • June 2017: Dan Newman, topic “Restrepias”

Current Newsletter

March 2017 SFOS Newsletter (PDF)