Orchids for Amateurs

South Bay Orchid Society, Inc.

Founded July 1957


Celebrating 59 years of helping amateurs grow, enjoy, and bloom Orchids

"Orchids-R-Easy"™ Classes and Demonstrations

Affiliated with the American Orchid Society, The Orchid Digest,
California Garden Clubs, and National Garden Club.


The South Bay Orchid Society, Inc. (SBOS) is a nonprofit organization formed to promote public appreciation of orchids. Our mission is to provide education, information, cultivation, culture, conservation, with support for novices, hobbyists, amateurs, and experts alike.

Thank you for visiting the South Bay Orchid Society website. Whether you are a new or experienced grower, the best way to learn more about orchids and meet others who are passionate about this enjoyable hobby is to join, participate, and have fun in an orchid society's events and activities. We invite you to be our guest at one of our monthly meetings (it's free), and consider joining us as a valued and involved member of the South Bay Orchid Society.

Our next meeting is on Friday August 19, 2016

Guest Speaker: Arthur Pinkers

Topic: Coelogyne Orchids

Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of each month (except June and December no meeting) starting at 7pm with a culture session, followed by the main meeting at 8pm.



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

Map to the South Coast Botanic Garden

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our mailing address:

South Bay Orchid Society, Inc.

PO Box 3793

Torrance, CA 90510-3793





2016 Monthly Calendar Meeting Schedule:

Month / Date





January 15, 2016

Regular monthly meeting


February 19

Regular monthly meeting

March 18

Regular Monthly Meeting

April 15

Regular Monthly Meeting

May 20

Elections and Meeting



July 15

Regular Monthly Meeting

August 19

Regular Monthly Meeting

September 16

Fall Show Setup South Coast Botanic Garden this is not a regular meeting

September 17 and 18

Fall Show and Sale South Coast Botanic Garden

October 21

Regular Monthly Meeting

November 18

Regular Monthly Meeting

December 16

Christmas Potluck

Coming Soon

Annual Fall Show and Sale

September 17-18, 2016

South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Blvd

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274




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