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

  • August 4, 2016
    Monthly Meeting

    Our guest speaker will be Alan Koch of Gold Country Orchids in Lincoln, CA. Address 390 Big Ben Rd, Lincoln CA 95648, 916-645-8600. The talk will be “Cattleyas 365, 24/7”

    Our Mini Culture Class (with Bill Overton) will be “Orchid Doctor.” Participants may bring in your ailing orchid plant. The class starts at 6 PM. All are welcome.

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


    6:30 pm,

  • September 1, 2016
    Monthly Meeting

    The guest speaker will be Jerry Meola of OrchidsAmore located in Ft. Myers, FL More info to come.

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


    6:30 pm,

  • September 22, 2016
    NEXT NOS BOD & SHOW COMMITTEE MEETING

    All are welcome.


    7:00 pm,