Tucson Orchid Society

Pink cattleya in bloom.

The Tucson Orchid Society (TOS) is a friendly group of orchid growers in southeastern Arizona that gather to share tips on growing orchids. We particularly enjoy bringing orchids in bloom for show and tell and our speakers often bring plants to sell. Growing in the desert is different and we can help you learn how to encourage your plants to bloom. Visitors are always welcome!

In the spring we have an orchid show and plant sale at a local nursery. There are orchid displays, judging by accredited AOS judges, informal judging by our members, scrambling to buy desirable plants, and lots of great conversations with visitors about orchids. Our next orchid show and sale will be on March 4 and 5, 2023 at Mesquite Valley Growers Nursery. It is free and open to the public. Check the Orchid Show and Awards page for the beautiful results of past shows.

We regularly meet on the third Wednesday in January through October. In November, the Society holds a fundraising auction of plants donated for that purpose. The auction is usually on a different day rather than the third Wednesday. In December, we have a wonderful, relaxing potluck at a member’s greenhouse.

Monthly meetings are held at the Gem & Mineral Society Building (side entrance), 3727 E. Blacklidge Dr., Tucson, AZ 85716 at 7:30 PM.  From the intersection of East Ft. Lowell and North Dodge, go two blocks south on Dodge, turn left on Blacklidge. The building is on the north side of the street.

Facebook: Tucson Orchid Society Group


Updated: 9/9/22