Everyone Is Welcome!
Everyone is Welcome!
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 it in situ, a part of your landscape, or in a glass house, we as a group cover it all. Additional resources come in the form of the national/ international society, The American Orchid Society (AOS) which as a society are also members of.
We are a large group of orchid lovers and we meet the 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 lectures about all aspects of orchid growing, breeding and preservation in their native habitats. 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.
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 the Houston area. We’ll be happy to help you learn. It’s part of our mission statement!
Oh! And bring the kids and grandkids so that you can share and learn together.
Blc. Copper Queen ‘Remar’ (M. McCorquodale)
Coryhopea Cutuc ‘Autre Vie’ (M. McCorquodale)
Paph. Danielle Comeaux ‘Greg’s Pick’ (M. McCorquodale)
Doritaenopsis Lai Yen Lee ‘Clown Alley #2’ (M. McCorquodale)
Catasetum Karen Armstrong (M. McCorquodale)
Brassocatleya Hamlyn’s Magic ‘Jessica’ (M. McCorquodale)
Vanda Mimi Palmer ‘Tea Boon Hian’ (M. McCorquodale)
Cattleya Katherine Clarkson (M. McCorquodale)
Paphiopedilum Fanaticum (M. McCorquodale)
Rodrumnia 'Cusi's Pride' (M. McCorquodale)
Paphiopedilum liemianum ‘Magnolia Prime’
Cattleya walkeriana 'Monica' (M. McCorquodale)
Tolumnia Jairak Rainbow (M. McCorquodale)
Cattleya ‘Jessica’ (M. McCorquodale)
Catasetum Louise Clarke 'Angel Verde' (M. McCorquodale)
Cattleya lueddemanniana (M. McCorquodale)
Zygolum Rhein Harlequin 'Caesar' (M. McCorquodale)
Epicattleya Val's Passion (M. McCorquodale)
Rhyncattleanthe Jane Pierce (M. McCorquodale)
Cattleya schofieldiana (M. McCorquodale)
Paphiopedilum micranthum (M. McCorquodale)
Encyclia ambigua 'Vera Cruz' (M. McCorquodale)
Bulbophyllum Krairit Vejvarut (M. McCorquodale)
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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.
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. Any content and images within the site are copyrighted and reproduction of content is strictly prohibited without prior authorization by contacting the HOS web master.
The Houston Orchid Society, Inc. PO Box 66325. Houston, TX 77266