Jacksonville Orchid Society
since 1943

Monthly Meetings

The Jacksonville Orchid Society meets on the second Tuesday of each month (except in May and December) at the Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204. The doors open at 7 pm. There is a culture class for beginner and new growers that begins at 7 pm. The general program begins at 7:30. We have a brief business meeting, serve refreshments, listen to a presentation by an orchid expert, participate in a raffle, and look at many beautiful flowers brought in by our members. Guests and visitors are always welcome!
April 12 Greenhouse Tour
Josh and Amy Jones Home, 1 to 4 pm

241 Downy Branch Court
Jacksonville 32225
call 434-2181 for directions

Want to see how other Jacksonville Orchid Society members grow their orchids? Join the group at Josh and Amy's for a tour of their growing area. Bring some cash, Josh may have some divisions you'll be interested in. Please RSVP to Margie Johnson if you plan to attend by email at or phone at (904) 631-2886.
April 27 Annual Picnic, Sunday, 1 pm
Eric at Margaret Cavin's home
3611 Richmond St. Jax, 32205

Try to arrive between 12 o'clock and 12:30 to get set up. The JOS will provide your choice of steaks, ribs or burgers. You should bring a covered dish to round out the meal, salads, veggies, desserts are always enjoyed! Plates, drinks and plastic silverware will be provided, bring your own if you want real utensils. Also bring a folding chair and folding money as there will be a plant auction for you to add to your plant collection.

If you have a nice blooming or awarded orchid, you can bring the plant to the picnic to be auctioned. The rules are simple:
  • The plant should be in spike or bloom or it should be an AOS awarded plant
  • The plant should be insect and disease free
  • The plant should have a name tag or some description of flower if possible
  • The plant should be clean and in show presentation form (this will also help bring great bid)
  • The seller will receive 2/3 of the proceeds and the club 1/3 of bid
  • Please complete this interactive form to list all the plants you bring to make sure you get credit and payment
Please call John Van Brocklin at 772-7404 or email him at to advise on number of plants you intend to bring.
May 3 Repotting Clinic at Ace Hardware, 10 am to 1 pm
12501 San Jose Blvd. in Jacksonville 32223

Jacksonville Orchid Society members are available to talk with you, answer questions and help you repot orchids. We will be at the Ace Hardware at 12501 San Jose Blvd. in Jacksonville from 10 am until 1 pm. Ace usually has a special orchid sale for JOS members with big discounts on orchids and orchid supplies and bigger discounts on out of bloom orchids.

Blc. Triumphal Coronation 'Seto'

Paph. Golddollar

Bulb. bicolor

Cym. Beverly Cobb

Phal. violacea

Den. Tokoko Inaba