Next Meeting

Our next monthly meeting will be on Monday February 25th at the National Arboretum's Visitor Center.  Joe Francis will be leading a hands-on workshop for how to put a sample display together for an away show using plants that have been brought by club members.  Be sure to bring lots of blooming plants!  This should be a really fun meeting.  This will be a members' sale night.

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2019 NCOS Orchid Auction

The annual NCOS Auction will be held on Saturday March 30th at the North Chevy Chase Christian Church in Chevy Chase, Maryland.  For more details....

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Calendar of events

Here are some of our upcoming events:

  • February 22- VOS show, Strange's Florists in Richmond Virginia
  • February 25:  NCOS monthly meeting.  Topic:  "Learn about creating a display for an away show"
  • March 2 - Orchid judging at NCJC: US National Arboretum Classroom – 10:30 - 4:30
  • March 3:  NCOS board meeting at North Chevy Chase Christian Church
  • March 8-10:  MOS show at Maryland State Fair Grounds, Timonium MD.
  • March 18: NCOS monthly meeting.  Topic:  "Growing Habenarias" with Sarah Hurdel
  • March 23: CPOS away show at State College, PA
  • March 30:  NCOS Orchid Auction in Chevy Chase, MD
  • April 5-7 : SEPOS away show at Greater Philly Expo Center, King of Prussia PA
  • April 15th: NCOS monthly meeting.  Topic:  "Equitant Oncidiums (Tolumnias)" with Todd Brethauer
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The National Capital Orchid Society Welcomes you!

We are a group of orchid afficionados in the greater Washington DC area.  The group was founded in 1947 and has been going strong ever since.  We have over 120 active members in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

We have 7 monthly meetings with featured speakers and a fantastic show table filled with dozens of blooming plants.  There are also several special events, including the NCOS Fall Orchid Show.

We invite you to join us and learn more about these fascinating, gorgeous plants!

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Consider joining our society!

We welcome anyone in the area to come to our events and become actively involved in our group as a full member.  Some of the benefits of membership include:

  • Behind the scenes access to the Fall Show, including a preview party and early access to the sales area.
  • Join us at the Summer Picnic for our plant swap and auction.
  • Pre-orders from visiting speakers who often bring plants for sale.
  • Access to a wealth of knowledge from other club members, including an email discussion group.
  • The monthly newsletter, which includes up to date information and great photos.
  • The member directory
  • Field trips to members' greenhouses and orchid nurseries in the local area.