October Speaker- Dr. Bill Goldner

Monday October 18 at 8:00 pm.

Our October speaker is Dr. Bill Goldner who is best known in the orchid world as the owner of Woodstream Orchids with his wife Lynn Evans-Goldner. Woodstream Orchids (WSO) is a leading hybridizer and producer of Phragmipediums, Paphiopedilum species, and Epidendrums. They are well known for their innovative miniature Phrag hybrids. They are currently upping their game to include white and yellow Phrag hybrids. He will present,  Epidendrums: Amazingly Diverse… Wonderfully Worthwhile.

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2021 Calendar of events

Here are some of our upcoming events:

  • 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.