Welcome!

Bucks County Orchid Society welcomes any and all who enjoy orchids!

No need to be an experienced grower, we’ll teach you!

Who We Are –

The Bucks County Orchid Society (BCOS) is a small group of orchid enthusiasts that meet ten times a year in southeast PA to share ideas, experiences, and knowledge about orchid growing. Our membership includes beginners, experienced hobbyists, commercial growers, and AOS judges, who grow their orchids on windowsills, under lights and in greenhouses. Many bring in blooming plants for the show table. Most meetings feature a knowledgeable speaker and a plant raffle.

We are an affiliate of the American Orchid Society (AOS), participate in native orchid conservation projects, and coordinate our activities with other regional AOS affiliates.

Meetings –

We’re Back !!!

After a half year hiatus due to COVID-19, we are going to have a live, in-person BCOS meeting in September. 

This will be an outdoor event on Thursday September 17, 2020 in the parking lot of the Churchville Nature Center which will start at 6 PM  (if you can help set up, arrive at 5 PM). Please note the time change from our normal start time. We will have a show table, a mini auction, a plant sale, and a raffle. Limited pre-packaged refreshments will be provided. There will be a dividing and repotting demonstration. Several of our members are selling plants & divisions from their personal collections and have also donated plants to be auctioned and sold for the benefit of BCOS.  Potting mix from Waldor will be available for purchase.  

To be safe, our indoor meeting space at Churchville Nature Center is open for no more than 25 people. The plan is to have as much as possible outdoors in the parking lot. Everyone will have to wear masks and maintain the required social distancing.

 

Under Normal Circumstances (i.e. not COVID-19):  Meetings are open to the public, and are held on the third Thursday of the month (except July and August) at 7:30pm, at :

Churchville Nature Center
501 Churchville Lane
Churchville, PA 18966

Come Join Us!

 

Next Meeting: 

UPDATE – Our October 2020 meeting is TBD due to COVID-19

 

 

Show Table –

Each month, our members bring in blooming plants to share, and the range of genera represented is quite broad.  The plants are separated into orchid families and are judged by a group of members, and maybe with a guest speaker, and points assigned for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each category, grouped as “greenhouse” or “windowsill” growers.  At the end of the year, awards are given for the top presenters in each category.