Welcome to the Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society!

Our 2016 show, An Orchid Masquerade, was an elegant celebration of orchids. We had full houses in spite of tornado warnings and cold squalls blowing through. Many thanks to our great vendors, to all the volunteers from FLOS, to the City of Fort Lauderdale, and to all our visitors who came and enjoyed the show.

Our January 11 meeting featured Fred Clarke, owner of Sunset Valley Orchids, who gave a funny and informative presentation on new hybrids and breakthroughs in the hybridization of Catasetum, Cycnoches and Mormodes. We greatly appreciate his visit!

Our February 8 meeting will feature Hyla Levine, presenting on Orchid Care for Beginners. If you have new plants purchased at our show you can come learn how to care for them.

Our March 14 meeting will feature Mac Rivenbark of Mac’s Orchids speaking on his favorite genus, Dendrobiums. His talks are both informative and entertaining. Mac was at our show so you can come to the meeting and ask him questions about the plants you just acquired!



We helped celebrate Broward County’s 100th anniversary by giving away 100 Encyclia tampensis at the Riverwalk Jazz Brunch on September 6. Now we would like to collect pictures of your plants so send them in and we will put them on our Jazz Brunch page.

If you recently discovered the Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society, please come to a meeting as our guest and then consider joining. We are a fun group that enjoy:

  • meeting to learn from a presentation, munch on snacks, look at members’ plants, and participate in a raffle
  • checking out books from our library
  • traveling together to visit orchid nurseries or other members’ homes on our famous rambles
  • hosting our annual Fort Lauderdale Orchid Show
  • reading our newsletter
  • parties!

You’ll find enjoyment and useful information whether you are brand new to growing orchids or have many years of experience. Come as a guest – no obligation – and see how you like it! The Internet is awash in data but there’s nothing like finding out what works and what doesn’t work from a neighbor or friend.

Newsletter Archives

The FLOS Newsletters are all online! You can find the archived ones from 2008 on the Newsletter Archives page.

Opportunities To Get Involved

To get the most out of your membership, get involved! More involvement leads to a better society. You will learn more about orchids and have more fun too!

You can find out how to help with committees and special projects on our Opportunities Page.