Orchids for Amateurs


Join the South Bay Orchid Society

Whether you are a novice, amateur, beginner, or seasoned expert, we invite you to join us and meet some genuinely friendly people with like interests and knowledge to share. New information will always be presented for you to enhance your orchid growing knowledge.

We usually meet the 3rd Friday of each month except June at:

South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Boulevard
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

Benefits of becoming a member:

Learn about collecting, growing, repotting, blooming, pest control, and greenhouses from our monthly meeting's cultural sessions.

Listen and ask questions of local, national, and internationally recognized orchid experts/growers and their fabulous photographs and presentations.


Rub elbows with your fellow orchid enthusiast members, ask questions, swap ideas and learn from each other. Trade plants or divisions.

Win ribbon awards for your own orchids. Compete for awards at the end of fiscal year.

You'll have access to the vast and well stocked SBOS Library.

Take home fabulous orchids at unbelievable prices though our monthly silent auctions.

Win orchid plants by participating in our monthly orchid raffle.

Attend the Santa Barbara International Orchid show and visit various orchid nurseries for a very reasonable fee.

Free admittance to our yearly shows if you volunteer and participate by working and helping in the show event.

Click Here for more information about our monthly meetings.

Annual membership dues

Annual Dues:

Individual: $20.00

2 or more persons (same household): $25.00

Printed (mailed newsletter): $10.00/year

Name Badge Fee: $10.00 each

Replacement badges: $10.00 each

 

Click below for a new member application form:

SBOS New Member Application Form

Click below for a renewal form:

SBOS Membership Renewal Form

Make your check payable to: SBOS
and mail it with your completed application to:

Charlotte Morrison
ATTN: SBOS
414 S. Juanita Ave
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

You can join and become a member at any of our monthly meetings or annual shows or special events.

Membership Directory:

And if that weren't enough, active paid members receive an updated yearly directory containing information on all current and board members, and committee chairs contact information. The directory also includes listings of meetings, shows, events and Southern California vendors and Internet based orchid resources.

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