The Sarasota Orchid Society is a non-profit society dedicated to the education, appreciation and enjoyment of the many varieties of orchids. The beautiful tropical climate enjoyed by people living in Sarasota is ideal for cultivation of these spectacular plants.

The regular monthly meetings of the Sarasota Orchid Society are held in the Activities Center on the grounds of the beautiful Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. The Gardens are located at 811 South Palm Avenue in Sarasota, Florida. If you need directions to Selby Gardens click here for a map. On arrival at the Gardens, directional signs will point you to the meeting facility.

Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month starting promptly at 7:00 P.M. Free cultural (Learn how to Grow Orchids) classes meet every month at 6:15 P.M.

Be sure to check the calendar below for details. Visitors are always welcome to attend our cultural classes, as well as the business meetings. Our meetings generally consist of a business meeting, a judged “Show and Tell Table” displaying plants grown by our members, a guest speaker or presentation, raffle of beautiful orchid plants, and of course, refreshments. Please join us monthly for an enjoyable and valuable learning experience in the art and science of growing orchids.


May 2015

Novice Award

Den. bullenianum     

Grown by Ed Bustamante


Monthly Award Pics

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2015 Meetings:


July 6th - Keith Emig (Winter Haven Orchids)

Topic - habeniara Genus

Aug 3rd - Louis del Favaro

Topic - Collecting in the Bahamas

Sept 7th - No SOS Meeting

Oct 5th - Ron Midgett (New Earth Orchids - Santa Fe, NW)

Nov 2nd - Jim Roberts (Florida SunCoast Orchids)

Dec 7th - Annual Holiday Party - Sarasota Garden Club




June 2015 Newsletter - Orchid View


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Next Sarasota Orchid Society Meeting




June 1, 2015



Selby Gardens Activity Room

Directions to Selby Gardens


6:00 - Doors open

6:15 - How to Grow Orchids - Roy Krueger

7:00 - Short Business Meeting

7:15 - TBA - Mike Poulen

8:15 - Member's Show Table

8:45 - Plant Raffle






Mike Poulen





Mounted Orchids and Basket Culture






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