Who We Are
Long Beach Amateur Orchid Society is a non-profit organization formed to promote appreciation of orchids and to provide a source of information, education, and support for all orchid enthusiasts, whether they are novices or experts. Come and join us at our monthly meetings and meet members that range from dedicated growers with hundreds of orchids to beginners who just want to keep a few plants alive. Hear informative speakers and see demonstrations designed for orchid growers of all levels.
What We Do
Our monthly meetings are a chance for anyone interested in growing orchids to meet, exchange ideas, and learn. Each month some of our members bring blooming orchids from their gardens for display and to participate in a friendly and informal judging. Monthly meetings include expert guest speakers and a plant opportunity table. Orchid culture demonstrations are given by experts several times a year. In March we hold our annual orchid auction where orchids from our member's gardens and from many well-known vendors are auctioned to the highest bidder.
LBAOS also presents a scholarship each year to a student pursuing a future career in horticulture at Long Beach City College.
Membership is only $20 per year and includes a monthly newsletter email that includes many photos of orchids grown by our members. Visitors are welcome at our monthly meetings.
Where We Meet
The Long Beach Amateur Orchid Society meets the 2nd Monday of each month at St. Gregory’s Church Hall at 6201 E. Willow Street in Long Beach, CA. Meetings run from 7pm- 9pm.
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