JOIN TODAY!

Whether you are local or outside the Washington, DC metro area you can join every meeting virtually, so becoming a part of our Community just got easier!

Download the form 2021 NCOS Membership form

BENEFITS OF JOINING:

  • Learn how to grow Orchids
    Monthly member meetings feature a show table highlighting lots of blooming orchids and lectures by leading orchid experts.  And, the monthly newsletter is filled with great photos and up-to-date information.
  • Meet other orchid growers
    At each meeting you will have the opportunity to meet other orchid growers, many of whom are beginners. Some of our members are experts themselves and have lectured or written on orchids. Others are photographers, artists, and enthusiasts all interested in orchids.
  • Participate in orchid events
    The NCOS has an annual orchid auction in the spring, and an orchid show and sale in the late winter. Both present opportunities to purchase new plants and meet with professional orchid growers. A forum devoted to slipper orchids is also held in late January. In addition, trips are organized to regional orchid shows, orchid nurseries, and to the field to see native orchids in bloom. NCOS members help organize numerous other orchid related events and activities throughout the year.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

  • Yearly membership dues are $30 per individual or $30 for joint membership (2 members at the same residence).

WHERE AND WHEN ARE MEETINGS HELD?

Due to impacts from the global pandemic, Member meetings are being held virtually.

Once it is safe to meet again in person, meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month at the United States National Arboretum. See the meetings page for information on meeting times. The virtual option to attend monthly meetings will be offered even when we are able to meet again in person.