The Charlottesville Orchid Society has been active since 1975 in this area.  It is affiliated with the American Orchid Society.

The objectives of the Society are to provide for the exchange of cultural information  on orchids and to expand knowledge and appreciation of orchids in our community.

The Society draws its members from all walks of life---people as varied as the plants they grow and the methods used to grow them.

There are currently over 30,000 known species of orchids and a myriad of hybrids.

Contrary to popular belief, orchids are quite hardy and can be grown on a sunny windowsill or under lights.

NEW: For 2014 the Charlottesville Orchid Society meets the second Sunday of the month, 1pm to 3:30 pm at Our Lady of Peace retirement center, 751 Hillsdale Drive., in Charlottesville.  Speakers discuss various aspects of orchid horticulture as it affects gardeners here in the Western Piedmont area.

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