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.



Novice Award

Rhyncholaeliocattleya (Rlc.) Hawaiian Wizard 'Majic Spell'

(C. Memoria Robert Strait x Rlc. Hillary Rodham Clinton) 

Grown by  Patty Tuffs 



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Orchid Pics from Our Monthly Meetings


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on Activities Page of this Website


2015 Meetings:

Jan 5th: No Meeting - A rest period after

Annual Show

Feb 2nd: Learn to re-pot your orchids

March 2nd: Peter T. Lin - Diamond Bar, CA;  Diamond Orchids

April 6th: Mike Polen; Art Stone Orchids

May 4th: Louis del Favaro

June 1st: Roy Krueger; Insects & Pests


November 2014 Newsletter - Orchid View

Featured Vendor:



Next Sarasota Orchid Society Meeting




December 1, 2014

Location Change for this December only

1131 Boulevard of the Arts,

West of Tamiami Trail and 6th Street

Sarasota, FL


Doors Open at 6:00


Members whose last name begins with:

A through E... bring Desserts
G through S....bring a Casserole or a Salad
T through Z.... bring Soda or Iced Tea









We will have a Members' Show & Tell Plant Table as well as a Plant Raffle!






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