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Our Community

Who we are

The National Capital Orchid Society (NCOS) is a Community of people in the greater Washington DC area who are passionate about growing orchids.  Learn more about these fascinating and beautiful plants and how to grow them at our seven monthly meetings with an invited speaker.

We also have several special events each year, including the:

We welcome other enthusiasts to join us for these events.

Our History

The Society was founded in 1947 by a local orchid grower named Eugene Griffith.  Read more about the 74 year history of our Community, continue reading.

Society Officers

See the list of current board members

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