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

  • January 14, 2017
    NOS Culture Classes

    The NOS culture classes will be held in The Windstar Room at Naples Botanical Gardens. The meetings will take place every Saturday morning from January 14 thru February 18th. Classes will be from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.


    9:30 am,

  • January 26, 2017
    NEXT NOS BOD & SHOW COMMITTEE MEETING

    The meetings will take place at AvAirPros, Suite 300, Toni Stabile Building, 5551 Ridgewood Drive, Naples. All are welcome.


    6:30 pm,

  • February 25, 2017
    NOS Annual Orchid Show

    The 2017 Annual Orchid Show & Sale will be held February 25th and 26th at Naples Botanical Gardens, 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL. Show hours will be Saturday and Sunday from 9am-5pm both days. The theme for the show will be "Orchids In The Gatden".

    The vendors for the 2017 show are Florida SunCoast Orchids, Krull-Smith Orchids, Mac’s Orchids, Odoms Orchids, OFE International—Orchid Supplies, and Bactra Orchid Benches.

    For more info, check out our website under Events.


    9:00 am,