Western North Carolina

Orchid Society

Sharing the joy of orchid cultivation and orchid conservation in Asheville, North Carolina



The Western North Carolina Orchid Society is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation focused on sharing a passion for orchid cultivation and native orchid conservation. The Society was originally formed in September of 1962 and is an affiliate of the American Orchid Society.

The Society typically meets at 2:00 PM on the second Sunday of each month at the Asheville Visitor Center, located at 36 Montford Ave., Asheville, NC 28801. All orchid lovers are welcome to attend our meetings and are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary – just an appreciation of the fantastic variety of the world of orchids and a desire to learn more! Most meetings feature marvelous guest speakers, a show and tell session for members to show off and discuss their currently in-bloom orchids, and a raffle for orchids and orchid growing supplies.


Join Us!

November 11, 2018

This Sunday we've got our annual elections and the slate of officers for the 2019-2020. Bring your blooming show and tell orchids and be ready to show off! After these activities, we're going to have an Orchid Swap Shop! This is open to every member of the WNCOS. An opportunity to bring in plants you no longer desire to grow. Maybe you've got some divisions or keikis, some extra seedlings, maybe a surplus of potting mix such as SpagMoss or Orchiata. No real rules here folks, let's just keep it clean and orchid related. You may sell, gift, buy, trade, etc. Not putting any hard rules in place, but please be kind and courteous. Again, this is orchid related only so don't bring in a bag of grass seed or a bale of wheat straw. 
Cash or checks are strongly suggested as we will not have an ATM machine on hand for those of you who forget to bring a few bucks. 

December 09, 2018

December’s meeting takes the form as our annual Christmas Party! More details to come.