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.


July 2015

Novice Award

Cattleya Maui Plum

(Cattleya guttata x Cattleya Summerland Girl)

Grown by Cora Sanders


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2015 Meetings:


Sept 7th - No SOS Meeting

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

Nov 2nd - John Salventi (Formerly of Parkside Orchid Nursery in Penn.)

Dec 7th - Annual Holiday Party - Sarasota Garden Club



August 2015 Newsletter - Orchid View


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Next Sarasota Orchid Society Meeting




Aug 3, 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 - Louis del Favaro Orchids speaker

8:15 - Member's Show Table

8:45 - Plant Raffle







Louis del Favaro from Louis del Favaro Orchids





“Collecting in the Bahamas -- Old Days of Wild Collecting”






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