Orchids for Amateurs

South Bay Orchid Society, Inc.

Founded July 1957


Celebrating 60 years of helping amateurs grow, enjoy, and bloom Orchids

"Orchids-R-Easy"™ Classes and Demonstrations


The South Bay Orchid Society, Inc. (SBOS) is a nonprofit organization formed to promote public appreciation of orchids.

Our mission is to provide: education, information, cultivation, culture, conservation, support for novices, hobbyists, amateurs, and experts alike.

Thank you for visiting the South Bay Orchid Society website. Whether you are a new or experienced grower, the best way to learn more about orchids and meet others who are passionate about this enjoyable hobby is to join, participate, and have fun in an orchid society's events and activities. We invite you to be our guest at one of our monthly meetings, and consider joining us as a valued, involved, and enthusiastic member of the:

Our next meeting is on Friday May 19, 2017

Open to the general public - everyone is welcome

Guest speaker: Nico Goossens from LICO Orchids

Topic: Tolumnia


Our exhibit won the President's Trophy @ Newport Harbor Orchid Expo 2017 for Best Use of Theme - "Ride the Orchid Wave" and 2nd place society display



Our monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of each month (except June and December - no meeting) starting at 7pm with a culture session, followed by the main speaker at 8pm.



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

Map to the South Coast Botanic Garden

To join our society visit our membership page by clicking this link:


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our mailing address:

South Bay Orchid Society, Inc.

PO Box 3793

Torrance, CA 90510-3793


Affiliated with the:

American Orchid Society

Orchid Digest
Orchid Digest

California Garden Club
California Garden Club

National Garden Club

National Garden Club






Coming Soon

The 60th Anniversary

South Bay Orchid Society

Fall Show and Sale


16-17, 2017

South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Blvd

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274






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