Orchid University 101 – The Basics of Orchid Culture

The Naples Orchid Society is pleased to announce a very special six week program starting in 2017 where you can learn just about everything there is to know about orchids.

Click here to download the registration form for 2017 to complete and send with your payment.

The Orchid Culture Programs will be presented in the Windstar Room at the Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, Florida, for six consecutive Saturdays beginning on January 14, 2017 and ending on February 18, 2017. Programs begin at 9:30 AM and end at 12:30 PM (the six classes will each be three hours long with one break). A Handbook containing Culture sheets and other valuable information plus a guidebook will be given to each registrant, as well as some blooming size orchid plants. Cost will be $60.00 for members, $90.00 for non-members, for all six classes, payable with application. Payment is required to reserve your space. Application fees are not refundable, except in an emergency.

Topics Presented by Our Own Local Experts Include:

    • What Makes an Orchid an Orchid
    • Cattleyas and their Relatives
    • Dendrobiums
    • Oncidiums and their Relatives
    • Phalaenopsis
    • Slipper Orchids & Catasetums
    • Vandas and their Relatives
    • Orchids for the Beginner and the Collector
    • Pests and Diseases and “Cures”

If you have any questions before the classes start, please email info@naplesorchidsociety.org and put “Dr. Pippen” in the subject line.






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

    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,