Meetings

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

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Member Meetings

We are currently holding our monthly Member Meetings both in-person and virtually.

Members’ meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month (except for June, July, August). We are currently meeting at the North Chevy Chase Christian Church located at 8814 Kensington Parkway Chevy Chase, MD 20815, though pre-pandemic our home was the National Arboretum and we hope to be able to return to this venue.  Doors open at 6:45 pm.

Members are encouraged to bring in plants for the Member Show Table to the meeting. The Show Table is a unique way to see a wide range of orchids, win prizes, and get valuable tips and tricks from other growers. The Show Table is divided into categories covering:

  • the major groups or orchids (Phalaenopsis, Cattleya, Phragmipedium and Paphiopedilum etc.)
  • experience levels, ranging from novice growers, windowsill growers to large greenhouse growers

Entries for the show table must be submitted by 7:30 pm. Show Table judging begins at 7:30 pm and is performed by a group of members.

Directions to the Arboretum can be found here.

Google Maps view of the Arboretum.

There are no upcoming events at this time

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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!

membership.ncos@gmail.com

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