Welcome to the Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society, dedicated to engaging and educating orchid lovers on our islands and Lee County. We always welcome guests to our meetings ($5 guest fee) but encourage full-time residents, part-time residents and short-term visitors to join - it’s only $25 per year for membership; families only $40.
Meetings begin at 1:30 PM at St. Michael’s and All Angels Episcopal Church at 2304 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. Except for the December date, which varies, we meet the third Monday of the month.
We also offer a "Fundamentals Session" at 1:00 PM, prior to our regular meeting, with a very experienced society member offering useful tips on orchid growing. These topics might include culture of specific types of orchids, proper watering and fertilizing, repotting, and understanding pests and diseases.
· Show and tell - what’s that blemish on the leaf? Why doesn’t my plant have roots? Experienced members and speakers offer answers.
· Schedule of upcoming events of interest.
· Member’s orchid show - plants grown by members compete for ribbons.
· Knowledgeable speakers on growing, maintaining, propagating and showing orchids.
· A popular raffle; an easy way to increase your collection. Members receive free raffle tickets!
· Quality plants for sale by professional Florida orchid growers.
The Sanibel-Captiva Orchid Society has an extensive lending library which is available to all members at no additional cost.
The Society frequently offers orchid books and orchid-growing materials at deep discounts.