Next Meeting

Our next monthly meeting will be on Monday November 19th with Ron Midgett of New Earth Orchids.   Ron is a well known orchid grower and breeder, who specializes in breeding compact Cattleyas in bold colors like red, yellow and orange.  This is going to be a great evening!

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2019 Paph Forum

The 39th Paph Forum will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019 at the National Arboretum's Visitor Center in Washington DC.  There will be well known speakers, an amazing show table and lots of top-quality slipper orchids for sale.  For more details...

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Calendar of events

Here are some of our upcoming events:

  • Sunday Nov 4th at 2 PM - NCOS Board meeting at North Chevy Chase Christian Church in Chevy Chase MD; all are welcome to attend!
  • Monday Nov 19th - Monthly meeting.  Speaker: Ron Midgett
  • Monday Dec. 10th - Holiday Party and Annual Business Meeting
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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.