The Alamo Orchid Society meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the San Antonio Garden Center at 3310 N. New Braunfels in San Antonio, Texas. Our social time starts at 6:30 pm; the meeting begins at 7:00 pm. Each month, we have a different speaker representing one of the many facets of the orchid world. Our presenters include orchid nursery growers, greenhouse builders, and orchid judges who provide educational programs to help members learn more about caring for their own orchids. In addition, members can purchase tickets for our monthly raffle of donated plants, making each meeting a chance to go home with a new orchid!
We encourage members to share their growing success stories by bringing their blooming plants to the monthly meetings. At the conclusion of the meeting, other members – some of whom are American Orchid Society judges – comment on each plant, offering insights and interesting background information.
One of our most popular meetings is our annual plant auction. Traditionally held at our September monthly meeting, this is the Society’s main fund raiser. It’s a great way to add to your personal collection while supporting the Society.
The Growers Group
On the third Sunday of the month, our Growers Group meeting provides an excellent opportunity for members to learn even more about orchids and to share personal growing successes with fellow members.
These informal meetings are held at members’ homes to help build our orchid community and enrich each other’s appreciation and knowledge about orchids. It is an opportunity for our more experienced growers to share their experience, expertise and advice with novice growers. After a tour of the host’s collection, there is plenty of time for questions and answers, along with refreshments and fun. Members are also invited to bring their ‘problem’ plants for examinations by our resident orchid experts. See our Events Calendar for hosts and locations each month.
Twice a week, Society members help maintain the orchid collection at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens at 555 Funston Pl. in San Antonio. Every Thursday and Saturday, volunteers learn to pot, water, test for diseases and identify pests. All members are invited to participate in this fun and educational opportunity; use the contact form on the website to request additional information.