An orchid in a deep forest sends out its fragrance even if no one is around to appreciate it.


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Learn More About The National Capital Judging Center

Judges meet once a month at their respective judging centers to judge plants and continue their ongoing education. Each center structures its training and judging differently and may change its format from month to month. Here at the National Capital Judging Center, we usually begin judging around 12:00 – 12:30 pm. Depending on the number of judges present and the number of plants to be judged, we will judge either in two separate groups or as a committee of one.


Why Membership

Our membership is made up of growers with a wide range of experience who share best practices and help each other. By becoming an active member of our community, you will have the opportunity to discuss how to grow these wonderful plants with other orchid growers, be provided access to plant stock from growers around the country and from the collections of other members, and receive regular communications about local events, activities, and orchid culture.    

Contact Us

Please let us know if you have any questions.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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