Welcome to the Houston Orchid Society. If you are a member, greetings! You already know the tremendous advantages and challenges of our beloved orchids, their beauty and the delight they bring in all their variety of colors and forms. We are interested in all aspects of orchids, growing, showing and protecting them as well as advancing our own and others’ knowledge about this fascinating group of plants.


If you are not yet a member, think about joining us at our monthly meetings. Your first two visits are free, without obligation.


The meetings are pleasant, informative and nourishing: there is always a presentation by a well-known orchid expert.  Our members range from beginner level to very experienced growers, and we all share a love and enthusiasm for orchids. For the beginners there is a group that meets each month aside from the regular meeting, for those more advanced we have an intermediate groups that meets quarterly. The front display table is filled with beautiful blooming orchids from our members; we have some experts who explain what they are, praise the grower,  and explain how to grow them - and the raffle (exciting!), -silent auction (tense!) and -refreshments (that’s the nourishment, at least for the attendees); all this adds 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. Orchids for sale, orchids for looking, orchids for wonder!


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, as well as in our collections.


We invite you to 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.


Fr. Ted Baenziger

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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