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.
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! All experience levels are welcome!
Next Meeting –
BCOS Annual Orchid Auction – Thursday, October 17, 2019
Preview at 6:30 PM – Auction begins at 7:00 PM
Over 100 plants and orchid supplies will be up for bid. Refreshments and helpful hints on orchid culture will be available.
A Great Opportunity to get Quality Plants at Great Prices!
Free 1-year membership to all nonmembers who purchase a plant!
Here’s the list of plants to be auctioned:
As .pdf document: BCOS AUCTION LIST
As Excel spreadsheet: 2019 BCOS Auction List
Upcoming Meetings –
Thursday, November 21, 2019: Topic TBA
Previous Meeting Topics –
September 2019: BCOS Annual Orchid Potting Party
June 2019: BCOS Annual Awards Program and Pot-Luck Dinner
May 2019: Speaker: Dr. Daphna Havkin-Frenkel; Topic: The Vanilla Orchid – Cultivation and Production
April 2019: Speaker: Dick Duran; Topic: Cymbidiums
March 2019: Speaker: Helen Hersch; Topic: Paphs and Phrags for Windowsill Growers
February 2019: Speaker: Stuart Hughes; Topic: Confessions of an Old Orchid Grower
January 2019: Speaker: Gregory Griffis, Longwood Gardens; Topic: The Terrific Terrestrials
December 2018: Cookies and Culture
November 2018: Cancelled due to Inclement Weather
October 2018: Annual Orchid Auction
September 2018: BCOS Annual Potting Party
June 2018: BCOS Annual Awards Program and Pot-Luck Dinner
May 2018: Speaker: Luan Elkins, presented “Embracing Orchids at Duke Farms”
April 2018: Speaker Tony Silva, from Silva Orchids, presented “Silva Select Cattleya Breeding”
March 2018: Speaker Sandy Kern, presented “BCOS at The Flower Show”
February 2018: Speaker Wade Hollenbach, presented “The Culture and Care of Bulbophyllums”
January 2018: Speaker Robert Sprague, presented “Orchids of the US and Canada”
December 2017: Cookies and Culture
November 2017: Speaker David Off, presented “Obsessed (a catt talk)”
October 2017: Annual Orchid Auction
September 2017: Annual Potting Party