Join the St. Augustine Orchid Society
Do You Want to Learn How to Grow Orchids?
The St. Augustine Orchid Society is a dynamic group of orchid growers having all levels of experience, from those who just brought their first orchid home to those with overflowing greenhouses. All members have one thing in common. We love to share our experiences, our knowledge and our orchid divisions with other orchid growers. Come to one of our meetings so we can get to know each other. If you don't live close to St. Augustine, no problemo, we welcome members from all over the country!
If you would like to join, you can complete this interactive form
on line. Print it out and drop it in the mail or bring to one of our meetings. The dues are $20 for an individual or $30 for a family if paid by Zelle or Venmo (904-501-0805) or check (mail c/o Linda Stewart, 1812 Diana Drive, Palatka 32177). For an extra dollar use the PayPal links below.
If you join in the last four months of the year, your dues are considered to be paid for the next year too.
Benefits of Membership
Here are some of the many benefits of membership in the St. Augustine Orchid Society:
There is something to be learned at every meeting from our knowledgeable, entertaining and professional speakers. Topics include how to grow different types of orchids, the orchids indigenous to different areas of the world, how different species are used in hybridizing orchids and more.
Raffles and Auctions.
We have orchid raffles at every meeting and periodic orchid auctions. These are great opportunities to bring home new types of orchids and expand you collection.
We live stream the program portion of many of our meetings. Members who are out of town or not able to attend can still learn from our great speakers. Members also receive an invitation to listen to Dr. Courtney Hackney present the Virtual Show Table, where Courtney discusses the pictures of blooming orchids sent in each month.
We offer special potting mixes formulated for different types of orchids as well as fertilizers suitable for our water quality. These supplies are not available at retail outlets.
The monthly newsletter is a work of art featuring many images of beautiful orchids. It is also full of practical orchid growing tips and a question and answer column.
Growing Area Tours.
We arrange growing area tours periodically on Sunday afternoons so you can see how other SAOS members grow their orchids.
We have a mentoring program to pair up newer growers with more experienced growers to provide one on one assistance and answers.
Club members are available to help you with repotting or problem plants at monthly repotting clinics.
We take periodic group trips to orchid events and orchid nurseries. Depending on the event, we may carpool or rent a bus to get to our orchid destination.
The website contains club information, a listing of orchid events around town and in Florida, photographs of many types of orchids, orchid growing articles for new and experienced growers and monthly orchid growing checklists.
The books and DVDs in our library are yours to check out. There is a complete listing of library resources with book descriptions available on the website.