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The Houston Orchid Society has existed since 1945.  While hybrids of orchids from 1945 have evolved to today’s sophisticated displays of beauty, the Society’s core values have not changed.  We are a group of orchid lovers dedicated to the conservation, preservation, and education of orchids and their habitats, be in situ, or a part of our landscape, or in greenhouses.


We are a large group of orchid lovers and we meet each first Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM in the First Christian Church, at 1601 Sunset Blvd, near Rice University.  The first few visits are free to all and we encourage you to join the camaraderie of these meetings.  There’s food, and lectures about all aspect of orchid growing and care, and, best of all, display tables of what our members have blooming that week.  It can be an intoxicating and inspirational experience presented mostly by Mother Nature.  You won’t be disappointed.  And, if you decide to join after three months, the annual membership costs less than a bottle of quality wine.   I promise the memory with last a lot longer – and no hangover.


A friend once commented, and I love the expression, “I came for the orchids and stayed for the friendships.”  Coming together with a common interest and learning more about orchids is a wonderful way to spend an evening.  And there’s more. We have an annual show each April – A workshop each August – And a Holiday party and auction each December.


There’s so much more.  But first things first - come to a meeting and let us unlock your curiosity and share the mystique of orchids.  They are amazing plants and pretty easy to grow in Houston also.  We’ll help you learn. It’s in our mission statement.


Oh!  And bring the kids and grandkids so that you can share and learn together.


Don Ghiz,

HOS President 2018


The HOS (Houston Orchid Society) is a member society of the American Orchid Society, the Southwest Regional Orchid Growers Association and is affiliated with the Orchid Digest and the International Phalaenopsis Alliance
HOS is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.  Contributions to the HOS (and the affiliated Houston Judging Center) are tax-deductible.

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