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. Guests and visitors are always welcome! If you decide to join after coming to a few meetings, membership is $25.00 for a family and $20.00 for individuals.
We conduct an Orchid Culture Class for beginner and new growers needing assistance beginning at 7 pm. This is a good time to ask questions from an expert grower and get tips for what to do when there is a problem. The class covers a wide variety of topics including species and hybrids that are good to grow in this area, identification of pests and diseases, watering and fertilizing, and where to grow your orchids.
Our general program with guest speakers begins at 7:30. During the program, we hold a general business meeting, serve refreshments, listen to an inspiring presentation by an orchid expert, participate in a raffle, and look at many beautiful and exotic orchids brought in by our members on the “Show Table.” As a general rule, guest speakers often bring orchids for sale to members, guests and visitors before or after the meeting.
Our Guest Speaker for April 2017 is Tom Wise. The topic of Tom’s presentation will be “The BBC in America: Not Downtown Shabby, but Brazillian Bifoliate Cattleyas,” where he will discuss the species, habitat, and hybrids of some of Brazil’s most intriguing orchids. You can read more of Tom on his website at http://www.johnsislandorchids.com.
Members are welcome to bring blooming plants for a friendly judging at the Show Table. Below are the Show Table Instructions and a link to the interactive Show Table Form.
Show Table Instructions – ShowTableEntryFormInstructions
Interactive Show Table Form – ShowTableEntryFormInteractiveRev1