Houston Orchid Society has existed since 1945. While hybrids of orchids from 1945 have evolved to today’s sophisticated displays of beauty, the society’s core values have not changed. We are a group of orchid lovers dedicated to the conservation, preservation, and education of orchids and their habitats—whether in situ, as part of the landscape, or in a glass house. We, as a group, cover it all. Additional resources come in the form of the national/international society, the American Orchid Society (AOS), of which we as a society are also members.

We are a large group of orchid lovers, and we meet the first Thursday of each month at 7:30pm at First Christian Church, 1601 Sunset Boulevard, near Rice University. Your first few visits are free, and we encourage you to join the camaraderie of these meetings. There are lectures about all aspects of orchid growing, breeding, and preservation in their native habitats. Best of all, there are tables displaying members’ blooming plants. It can be an intoxicating and inspirational experience presented mostly by Mother Nature. You won’t be disappointed. And if you decide to join after three months, the annual membership costs less than a bottle of good wine. The memory will last a lot longer—and with no hangover!

A member once commented, “I came for the orchids and stayed for the friendships.” Coming together with a common interest and learning more about orchids is a wonderful way to spend an evening. And there’s more. We have an annual show each April, a workshop every August, and a holiday party and auction in December.

But first things first—come to a meeting, and let us unlock your curiosity and share the mystique of orchids. They are amazing plants and pretty easy to grow in the Houston area. We’ll be happy to help you learn. It’s part of our mission statement!

And bring the kids and grandkids so that you can share and learn together.

  • Brassolaeliocattleya Copper Queen ‘Remar’

    Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

  • Coryhopea Cutuc ‘Autre Vie’

    Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

  • Paphiopedilum Danielle Comeaux ‘Greg’s Pick’

    Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

  • Doritaenopsis Lai Yen Lee ‘Clown Alley #2’

    Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

  • Catasetum Karen Armstrong

    Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

  • Brassocattleya Hamlyn’s Magic ‘Jessica’

    Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

  • Vanda Mimi Palmer ‘Tea Boon Hian’

    Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

  • Cattleya Katherine Clarkson

    Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

  • Paphiopedilum Fanaticum

    Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

  • Rodrumnia ‘Cusi’s Pride’

    Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

  • Paphiopedilum liemianum ‘Magnolia Prime’

    Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

  • Cattleya walkeriana ‘Monica’

    Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

  • Tolumnia Jairak Rainbow

    Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

  • Cattleya ‘Jessica’

    Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

  • Catasetum Louise Clarke ‘Angel Verde’

    Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

  • Cattleya lueddemanniana

    Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

  • Zygolum Rhein Harlequin ‘Caesar’

    Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

  • Epicattleya Val’s Passion

    Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

  • Rhyncattleanthe Jane Pierce

    Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

  • Cattleya schofieldiana

    Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

  • Paphiopedilum micranthum

    Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

  • Encyclia ambigua ‘Vera Cruz’

    Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

  • Bulbophyllum Krairit Vejvarut

    Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

Rhyncattleanthe Burana Angel ‘Remar’ (Burana Beauty x C. Bright Angel)
—Renee & Marvin Gerber

Photo: Malcolm McCorquodale

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