Welcome to the Palomar Orchid Society Website!

The Palomar Orchid Society, incorporated in December of 1965 was formed when a few people banded together to talk about orchids. We then grew and bloomed into the roughly 200-member group of orchid enthusiasts that we have today. We represent everything orchid in North San Diego County! Come and join us!!

The Palomar Orchid Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the understanding and cultivation of both hybrid and species orchids. We welcome members of all levels to join us for orchid fun and learning! Our mission is to promote interest in the appreciation of orchids and to provide an opportunity for their display and the exchange and dissemination of information relating to their culture.

September 2011 - Paul Gripp

Our speaker for the general meeting on Sept 7, 2011 at 6:30pm will be Paul Gripp from Santa Barbara Orchid Estate.

Here is a description of him from the Newport Harbor Society:   Read more »

Wed, 09/07/2011 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Getting Ready for SDCOS Show

POS members met at the Woman's Club to collect and register orchids to be used in their SDCOS display at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in San Diego.

Shigeru and Satomi Kasahara of Seed Engei

Pictures show repotting demo done by Mr. Shigeru Kasahara of Seed Engei.
His daughter, Satomi narrated demo and showed a very interesting video of a neofenetia falcata conference in Japan.

POS Day at the SD County Fair

It was POS Day at the SD County Fair on Saturday, June 27, 2009. Gil Ho, Alex Nadzan and Merle Robboy all gave informative talks to audience members at the Flower & Garden Show Stage. After each presentation, we raffled off an orchid to a lucky individual.

Orchids at the Flower Fields

POS participated in this annual event held at the Flower Fields. We provided information on orchid care, and for the second year in a row sold cut cymbidium stems from Rudvalis Orchids. As always, they provided a fantastic display and were a big crowd-pleaser.

POS goes to Rancho Santa Fe

POS went to the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club on Saturday, January 17, 2009. Renate Schmidt and Gil Ho, among others, spoke to members on different aspects of orchid care and cultivation. Afterwards, their members enjoyed selecting orchids we had for sale. POS members were on hand to answer any questions they might have had about growing the orchids they had just purchased.

Fabulous Fall Orchid Festival

We held our first "Fabulous Fall Orchid Festival" at the San Diego Botanic Garden on Saturday, November 21, 2009. Vendors Loren Batchman, Ben Machado, Charlie Foquette, Nico Goosens and Lisa Humphreys, and Derek Woodman sold orchids and supplies. Renate Schmidt presented a repotting demonstration, and Gil Ho and Merle Robboy gave informative talks inside the Ecke Building.

2009 POS Orchid Auction

2008 POS Orchid Auction