Orchids for Amateurs

Welcome to the South Bay Orchid Society

The South Bay Orchid Society, (SBOS) founded in 1957 is a 501 (c) (7) nonprofit corporation formed to promote public appreciation and awarness of orchids. SBOS aims to provide education, research, and support for both novices and experts alike. SBOS also supports and encourages the protection and conservation of wild orchids throughout the world through its speaker programs and exchange of information.

Monthly Meeting Information:

The South Bay Orchid Society member meetings are usually held the 3rd Friday of each month at:

South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

Admission to our monthly meeting is free and visitors are always welcome. Whether you are a novice or seasoned expert, please come and meet some genuinely good people with like interests and knowledge to share.

The monthly meeting's Culture Session starts at 7 PM and is a 'how to grow' orchids session.

The main meeting starts at 8 PM and features an outstanding speaker and slide show presentation. A refreshment break follows.

The final evening event is a raffle of purchased speaker or SBOS orchid plants.


Annual Events:

  • SBOS usually has two annual Shows and Sales
  • Annual Auction.
  • A chartered bus trip to the Santa Barbara Int'l Orchid Show with stops at orchid nurseries
  • A Christmas Party and Potluck Dinner.
  • New officers installation dinner or lunch
  • Special lectures and/or demonstrations.

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