Port Saint Lucie Orchid Society

Upcoming Events:

Our meetings are held at the 
Port St.Lucie Botanical Gardens 
located at
2410 S. E. Westmoreland Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952.


            Oct. 14th at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens

General Meeting begins at 1 PM

Come at noon for a class regarding dendrobium orchid growing.

Meetings are held the 2nd Tues of every month.

Each month is something new and interesting regarding orchid culture.


  • Prem Subrahmanyam will be speaking this month.
  • "Orchids in Our Backyard, Florida's Wild Orchids, Part II"
    We will explore a number of Florida's orchids, grouped by ecosystem.

    Prem, a native Floridian himself, having been born in Tallahassee,
    now resides in the Orlando area. He has studied Florida
    native orchids for over 30 years. He is an award winning photographer,
    and has had photos and animations published in a
    wide variety of magazines, including “Orchids”, the magazine
    of the American Orchid Society as well as shown on PBS and
    many web sites.

  • Prem will be bringing T-shirts, greeting cards and photographs
    for our buying pleasure. Also, he makes calendars. Slade has
    arranged a price of $19.99 each, provided we commit to at
    least 15 calendars. Slade will be asking members if they wish
    to purchase next year’s calendar. If you are interested but will
    not be at the October meeting, contact Slade:

  • sladewalter@comcast.net or (772) 692-0754

  • For a preview of what you may see during his presentation,
    and to view a sample of what the calendars look like, go to his
    web site:

  • http://www.flnativeorchids.com/

Early class with Diana will begin at 12 noon and the topic this month will be Dendrobiums.
Even if you are not a member

you are welcome to attend the meetings so come
on by and enjoy yourself.  Get to know
some great people and get answers

to your orchid questions.

The Port St. Lucie Orchid Society has 
designed, created, and maintained the 
"Orchid Room" at the Port St. Lucie 
Botanical Gardens. Please be sure to come by 
and see the ongoing show of orchid in bloom. 

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Get your reading material!
Contanct Sonia Manning

The Librarian is open!!!!
 Members may
reserve materials in advance. A list of all materials
available can be found below.

In addition, a small selection of books
 will be brought to the meeting each month.

To reserve materials, contact Sonia at:
billmanningbill8@gmail.com or call 873-8256 
or 786-262-7311

List of available library books.  

 About Us:

The Port St. Lucie Orchid Society was formed in 1982 by a group of orchid enthusiasts who wanted to learn more about their passion, the culture of orchids.
Since that time, the Society has become a vibrant, dynamic organization dedicated to education, good growing practices and camaraderie in our local orchid community. Our membership is approximately 150, which makes ours one of the largest orchid societies in Florida. We are a 501c3 corporation, and regularly contribute to the community.

Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in orchids, regardless of an individual's level of expertise. We believe that we should "pay it forward", taking what has been taught to us and sharing our knowledge with others, both within the Society and with the general public. One of our current projects is an orchid space at the new Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, where we have installed and maintain many varieties of orchids to be seen by visitors to the Gardens.

We meet monthly except during July and August. Our meetings are venues for information sharing and interaction with professional growers and speakers. 

The Society maintains a well stocked library. Members may check out books, DVDs, periodicals and other materials, from basic to scientific, at no cost. We publish a monthly newsletter, "Orchidelirium". You can access past and current issues on this web site - just click on the Library.   
The Society sponsors periodic bus trips to special events. At minimal cost, members and non-members can experience orchid nurseries and gardens that they might otherwise never see.
When an individual joins the Society, an existing member becomes a liaison, helping with Society procedures and answering questions. Our members freely share their knowledge with ancillary groups and the public. We regularly speak at meetings of local garden clubs. We do not accept honoraria for these services. We see them as part of our mission to educate others about orchid culture and origins.

Once annually, the Society produces a large orchid show. This show is sanctioned and judged by the American Orchid Society, and takes the better part of the preceding year to plan and dozens of members to execute. Other local societies are invited to install one hundred square foot floor displays, an endeavor that takes a full day to accomplish. Our members and others with an interest also create displays of various sizes. Members of the public with no connection to the Society may (and do) bring plants to be registered for judging and possible AOS awards.

Vendors who participate in this annual show install displays as well, and are also eligible for awards. Vendors range from those selling live orchids to those selling related material and art. There is a photographic display and many other educational exhibits.

In the Port St. Lucie Orchid Society, membership has its rewards!

Port St Lucie Orchid Society
P.O. Box 8421
Port St Lucie, FL 34985
For additional information on following topics please contact:
Memberships - Carol Donahue 201-7913


The 2014 Annual Awards Retreat. Congrats to Jamie Lawson, this years recipient award winner.