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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PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR MEETING FOR APRIL HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE FOR APRIL:
As I am writing this message to all our members early, I hope for everyone’s well being and safety. Our country and world are facing one of its greatest challenges with the COVID-19 virus. The United States is doing its best to slow down and stop the spread of this disease. As most of you are aware, all plant society meetings have been cancelled for the month of April. This also goes for all the Spring sales like Green Scene and the Spring Garden Show. The Long Beach Amateur Orchid Society is following suite with NO MEETING for April. We will wait to see what progresses along the way and whether we will be able to have a May meeting. Look for more information in the May newsletter.
Meanwhile, take the time to reflect and pray for everyone’s health and well being. Also, take this time away from your meetings to relieve some stress by working in your garden with your orchids and plants till this ordeal is all over.
Lastly, before I forget, I want to thank everyone for their participation in our annual auction. Preliminary information indicates our auction was a big success. I am glad that we were able to have it before all the closures from the virus began. Again, look for our May newsletter to see if we will be meeting.