For over 80 years, the American Orchid Society has been dedicated to providing fellow orchid growers with the most comprehensive orchid information on the planet, and continues to be a leading supporter of orchid research and conservation worldwide.
From our founding in 1921, the AOS has been the go-to resource for orchid growers of all stripes. Many members are hobbyists who enjoy growing orchids and want to learn more about them. Others enjoy the thrill of exhibiting their orchids in shows hosted by local orchid societies. And still others aspire to become an orchid judge. Many are interested in the latest hybridizing trends, others in protecting orchids in the wild and still others in research that advances orchidology.
From our award-winning Orchids magazine to the well-attended educational Webinars about all things orchid…from the expert speakers and outstanding vendors at the popular AOS members meetings to the highly respected system for awarding orchids of superior quality…from our conservation initiatives support to our research projects sponsorship…the AOS is the connecting place for people whose common interest is the orchid.
A single plant horticultural society approaching 100 years old, the AOS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees and Executive Committee. AOS headquarters are located on the grounds of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.