Next Meeting

Our next monthly meeting will be on Monday April 14th at the National Arboretum's Visitor Center.  Our speaker will be Todd Brethauer whose talk is entitled “Orchid Science. New Discoveries from the Laboratory to your Greenhouse and into the Field”.  This will be a members' sale night, so bring in any extra divisions that you would like to trade or sell!

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2019 NCOS Summer Picnic

The annual NCOS Summer Picnic will be held on Sunday June 23rd, at the North Chevy Chase Christian Church.  For more details...

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Calendar of events

Here are some of our upcoming events:

  • 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
  • May 20: Edgar Stehlii
  • June 23: NCOS June meeting and Picnic, North Chevy Chase
    Christian Church, Chevy Chase, MD
  • September 16: Roddy Gabel, “Buyer Beware”
  • November 18: Fred Clark will talk about Catasetums
  • December 9: NCOS Holiday Party, Slide Show, Huntington Award
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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.