San Diego County Orchid Society

Our Next Meeting

Is held on  Tuesday, October 3rd.

The culture class will be given by Nate La Breche on “Natural and Artificial Lighting for Orchids”.

The main speaker is Doug Overstreet and the topic of his presentation is “My 10 Favorite Oncidiums”.

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A Typical Meeting Schedule:

AOS Orchid Judging – Room 104

6:00 PM – Plant Registration
6:30 PM – Judging

Culture Class – Room 101 (simulcast on Zoom)                            Start Time: 6:30 PM
Generally focuses on growing tips for new growers

General Meeting – Room 101 (simulcast on Zoom).                    Start Time: 7:15 PM
1. Announcements
2. Main Speaker: 45 minute presentation with 15 minutes Q&A session starting around 7:30 to 7:45 PM
3. Social Break with Refreshments
4. Plant Forum Mini-Show
5. Plant Opportunity Table

The meetings typically end around 9:30 PM.

Our Meetings

We meet on the first Tuesday of each month in Room 101 of the Casa del Prado in Balboa Park. The meetings start at 6:30 PM with a Culture Class which is geared towards the beginning orchid grower and teaching the basics of orchid culture. The main meeting starts at 7:30 PM with society business and announcement. At 8PM the main presentation starts with a feature speaker. After the main presentation refreshments are served during a socializing break, then the plants our members bring in to display are presented and discussed followed by our plant opportunity table.

We have been hosting virtual/ in person hybrid meetings using Zoom. If you want to join the virtual meeting but are not a member please contact our President, David Vandenbroek, via email at for the Zoom login information.

Additionally, the San Diego County Orchid Society hosts American Orchid Society judging on the same night as our regular meetings. Judging is held in Room 104 of the Casa Del Prado building and starts at 6:00 PM.

link to Past Meetings Page