Upcoming Events

Fall Orchid Market

Friday, Nov. 10th & Saturday, Nov. 11th, 2023

A perfect opportunity to shop and ask questions about orchids!

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WHEN: Friday & Saturday, Nov 10 & 11 from 9am-4pm

WHERE: 4590 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel, CA (Click for directions)


Exotic orchid plant varieties to see, buy, and learn how to care for!

MAIN ATTRACTION: Our annual market offers a fantastic array of orchids and other plants. This is an opportunity to begin or add to your orchid collection and pick up gifts for the holidays. The vendors bring a wide assortment of orchids and plants including many suited to growing in cool/temperate climates.

AOS JUDGING: This year’s Market features American Orchid Society Judging for the first time in many years. This is a great opportunity to see how your blooming orchid stacks up against orchids of the same species or hybridization that have been judged before. Members and non-members are welcome to bring plants for judges to choose from to judge.
To have your orchid judged: It must be in bloom, be free of any bugs or pests and brought to 4590 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, CA (Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula) by 3:30pm on Thursday the 9th or by 8:30am on Friday the 10th. Judging will begin at 9:30 on Friday the 10th. Plants must be picked up on Saturday by 3:30 pm.

VENDORS: D&D Flowers, Ikebana Society of the Monterey Peninsula, Member Plant Table, New Earth Orchids, Orchids and Gardens, Orchids of Los Osos, Organic First, River Road Succulents, SLO Orchids, Tanya Lam Orchids & Supplies

This outdoor event is free to attend and will have easy parking.
Come join us!

Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings have informative speakers, an opportunity to win orchids, food and fun. The society also has a picnic, auction, holiday dinner, and sponsors an orchid show in the fall. 

August 7th, 2023 Meeting

Expect a very interesting talk for growers of all kinds of plants, indoors and outdoors! 

When: Monday, August 7th at 7pm.

Where: The Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 4590 Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel, CA.

Directions: link map

What to expect: 
Roland and Leslie Chan will speak about organic pesticides and fertilizers. Visitors welcome! No fee. Easy parking, plant opportunity table. These fertilizers and pesticides are not only used for orchids, but for a variety of all kinds of plants. 

The Orchid Doctor will be available at all meetings for consultation. Please bring plant or many photos.

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Attend Our Next Meeting

We meet on the first Monday of the month, except during months with social events, at 7 PM at the Community Church of Monterey Peninsula, 4590 Carmel Valley Rd. (Click for directions)

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Meetings include:

  • A speaker on some orchid related subject
  • Orchid Opportunity Table
  • A show, tell & sell table of blooming plants brought in by members
  • Light refreshments
  • Short business meeting