The Naples Orchid Society’s objective is to promote the appreciation and cultivation of orchids as a hobby. And to preserve wild orchids indigenous to Southwest Florida through education and research. To these ends, NOS sponsors year-round activities intended to educate individuals in how to obtain and grow healthy blooming orchids which do well in our area. These activities include a highly regarded series of culture classes offered each winter; in the spring we hold our annual show and in the fall, a large orchid sale is held each October. We also offer scholarships and internships to promote research.

Founded in 1962, the NOS currently has approximately 175 members from a wide variety of backgrounds. Our members range from novice, to advanced hobbyist (many award winning), to recognized commercial growers. Other than payment of modest annual dues, the only requirement for membership is an interest in learning more about orchids and how they grow.

To learn more about the benefits of becoming a member of the NOS and how to join, please visit our Membership page.  Please click here for a copy of the NOS Brochure.


Upcoming Events

  • March 26, 2015
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  • March 26, 2015
    Monthly Meeting for April will be Mar 26 Instead

    The March 26th meeting will be “Repotting”. Get a blooming size orchid, clip, pot & medium, plus instruction for $10. (We will also have our ‘Empty Pots’ collection of nonperishable food items for Collier Harvest.)

    And Orchid Doctor/AOS Judge Bill Overton will have his Mini Culture Class at 6 PM & will show you how to gain more confidence with potting or re-potting those orchids.

    6:30 pm,

  • May 7, 2015
    Monthly Meeting

    Our guest speaker will be Guillermo Salazar from Miami, FL who will be speaking about “Bulbophyllums”.

    Flower Registration 6:30 PM
    Flower Judging 7:10 p.m.
    Meeting 7:30 p.m.
    Program 7:45 p.m.

    6:30 pm,

  • May 15, 2015
    2015 Redland International Orchid Festival

    May 15 - 17
    Homestead, FL


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