Orchids for Amateurs

South Bay Orchid Society, Inc.

Founded July 1957


Celebrating 58 years of helping amateurs grow, enjoy, and bloom Orchids


Affiliated with the American Orchid Society, The Orchid Digest,
California Garden Clubs, 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 and participate in an orchid society's events and activities. We invite you to be our guest at one of our monthly meetings, and consider joining the South Bay Orchid Society as a valued member.

Our monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of each month

Our next meeting is on October 16, 2015

Guest speaker: Jim Rose from Cal Orchids

Topic: Orchids of Madagascar


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

Map to the South Coast Botanic Garden

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2015-2016 Meetings and Scheduled Events :

Month / Date

Details - Activity -







January 16, 2015

Regular Monthly Meeting

February 20

Regular monthly meeting

March 20

Regular Monthly Meeting

April 24

Regular Monthly Meeting CHANGE IN DATE

May 15

Elections and Meeting



July 17

Regular Monthly Meeting

August 21

Regular Monthly Meeting

September 18

Fall Show Setup South Coast Botanic Garden

not a regular meeting

September 19-20

Fall Show and Sale South Coast Botanic Garden

October 16

Regular Monthly Meeting

November 20

Regular Monthly Meeting

December 18

Christmas Potluck Not a regular meeting

Thank you for supporting and participating in our show

Annual Fall Show and Sale

September 19-20, 2015

South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Blvd

Palos Verdes Penn., CA



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