Welcome to the Marin Orchid Society

We are a club of hobbyists and professionals who meet monthly and hold events. Some of our events include greenhouse tours, educational presentations, and orchid show displays. We also provide social activities such as auctions, orchid trivia, and picnics. We are a social group of orchid enthusiasts; beginners and experts are welcome.

At our meetings, we host a guest speaker and also a show and tell segment where members bring in their orchids and share growing tips. Orchid doctors are available at 6:30 PM to answer questions and provide guidance.

MOS Meetings Are Back in San Rafael
The Tamalpais Room is now the Morning Glory Room
750 Lindaro
San Rafael, CA

Meeting Location and Directions Google Maps

Monthly Speakers

Change of meeting location May 22: General meeting with Dan Newman on Dendrobiums (this meeting held at Kol Shofar, Tiburon) Address: 215 Blackfield Dr, Tiburon, CA 94920 Directions Google Maps

Upcoming Events

Click the link below for more information on the China Orchid Tour:
April: China Orchid Tour

SCOS Annual Bus Trip
Society annual bus trip. This year, the trip goes to San Jose (Brookside Orchids) as well as Pacifica and Daly City! Ask Lynne Murrell for details.

Upcoming Open Houses, Orchid Shows, & More

April 22-23, 2018
Gold Coast Cymbidium Growers Show & Sale

1400 Roosevelt Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94061
Set-Up and Plant entry Friday 10AM
6PM; CSA and AOS judging at 7PM.
Show and Sale open to the public Saturday and Sunday 10AM to 4PM.
For more information contact: Sylvia Darr, Show Chair syldarr@gmail.com

May 4-5, 2018
San Francisco Botanical Garden’s Annual Plant Sale

SF County Fair Building Auditorium (Hall of Flowers)
1199 9th St, SF, Golden Gate Park

July 28, 2018
California Sierra Nevada Judging Center

(CSNJC) Speaker’s Day, Sacramento. Mark your calendar. Details coming soon. We usually carpool to this event with SCOS members. Tickets will be available at our upcoming meetings.

July 26-30, 2018
2018 Native Orchid Conference

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) near Annapolis, Maryland
The conference will start Thursday evening July 26 with a Social Reception at SERC.
Friday, July 27 and Sunday, July 29 will be Speaker Presentations at SERC.
Saturday, July 28 and Monday, July 30 will be Field Trips to observe native orchids.
For more info contact: ncorchid@Yahoo.com or (336) 996-2324