September Speaker- AE Chadwick

Monday September 20 at 8:00 pm.

Our September speaker is Arthur E. Chadwick presenting his talk The Large Flowered Cattleya Species. Art holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State and an MBA from James Madison University. He founded Chadwick & Son Orchids, Inc in 1989 with his father who has been growing orchids since 1943. ‘The Classic Cattleyas’ is widely considered to be the definitive book on large-flowered Cattleya species and was written by Art and his father. Martha Stewart favorably reviewed the now-sold out book and had both Chadwicks on her TV Show.

Art has the distinction of naming Cattleya hybrids after the wives of the last five U.S. Presidents and personally presenting the flowers to most of the honored recipients. He has spoken at two World Orchid Conferences - France 2005, Ecuador 2017 and his popular orchid advice column appears each month in many newspapers around the country.

Chadwicks operates 11 greenhouses in rural Powhatan County, a retail store in Richmond, and boards over 13,000 orchids for local clients. The company was recently featured in Southern Living magazine, The New York Times, the Washington Post, CBS Sunday Morning, and O Magazine.

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2021 Calendar of events

Here are some of our upcoming events:

  • Sep 20, 7:30-10:30pm EST: NCOS virtual Member Meeting-AE. Chadwick, Chadwick & Son Orchids
  • Sep 26, TBD: NCOS Members Picnic
  • Oct 18, 7:30-10:30pm EST: NCOS virtual Member Meeting-Bill Goldner, Woodstream Orchids
  • Nov 15, 7:30-10:30pm EST: NCOS virtual Member Meeting-Francisco Miranda, Miranda Orchids
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Founded in 1947

The National Capital Orchid Society Welcomes You!

We are a Community of orchid lovers in the greater Washington, DC region.  The society was founded in 1947 and has been going strong ever since.  We have over 100 active members in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and beyond.

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 Annual Orchid Show.

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

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Join Us!

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

  • Behind the scenes access to the NCOS Orchid 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 society members.
  • The monthly newsletter, which includes up to date information and great photos.
  • Member plants featured on our website and in on our social media channels.
  • Field trips to members' greenhouses and orchid nurseries in the local area.