Welcome to the Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society!

Our 2016 show, An Orchid Masquerade, is coming in January. Click here for show information.

We have lots planned for the fall too!


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.

Our holiday party is December 6. Members and their guests are invited.

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!

We are looking for involvement on our special project or you can check out on going projects on our Opportunities Page.

2015 Special Project: Stranahan Park orchid “planting”

FLOS has been invited by the Woman’s Club of Fort Lauderdale to help populate Stranahan Park with orchids. We will be naturalizing orchids in this beautiful garden in front of the Main Library downtown.

The Woman’s Club is turning the park into a botanical garden. Those of us who have toured the park know they need help. We are asking members who would like to donate an orchid or would like to help install orchids to contact Scott Peplin at scott@tyestudios.com.

If you need to clear some space in your growing area, this is a great way to do so! Drop Scott a note.