We're delighted to have you visit us online and want to share information and our love of orchids with you.  We invite you to browse our pages to find information about growing orchids, enjoy the gorgeous photos of our member's orchids, and learn a bit more about the Houston Orchid Society and the fascinating world of orchids.  You're likely to see some  blooming orchids you've never seen before!  We know you'll enjoy it, and if it sparks an interest in seeing and learning more about orchids, we invite to you to attend one of our monthly meetings.


Our monthly meetings are very fun and include a presentation by a well-known orchid expert.  The front display table is filled with beautiful blooming orchids from our members - and the raffle, silent auction and refreshments add to the enjoyment.  Our Annual Show takes place each April in the Museum of Natural Science lobby with displays, awards, and vendors selling orchids.  Admission is free.  We have a Newcomer's Group and Intermediate Group for members to learn more about orchid culture and how to successfully grow their orchids and their collection.  The Newcomer's Group offers opportunities to add orchids to your collection at reasonable cost - and sometimes for free!


The Houston Orchid Society started in 1945 and we have become a vibrant family of orchid lovers who are passionate about growing orchids and enjoying their beauty. We are dedicated to sharing our knowledge of orchids with others and to the preservation of orchids in their natural habitats.  Our members range from beginner level to very experienced growers, and we all share a love and enthusiasm for orchids.


We invite you to come partake in the enjoyment of the beautiful, the fragrant, the odd…the enchanting world of orchids.  Welcome to the Houston Orchid Society and the orchid community.


Mary Gunn

HOS President


The HOS (Houston Orchid Society) is a member society of the American Orchid Society, the Southwest Regional Orchid Growers Association and is affiliated with the Orchid Digest Corporation as well as the International Phalaenopsis Alliance.  The HOS is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.  Contributions to the HOS (and the affiliated Houston Judging Center) are tax-deductible.

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