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.


            Sept 9th at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens

General Meeting begins at 1 PM

Come at noon for a class regarding something about orchid growing.

Meetings are held the 2nd Tues of every month.

Each month is something new and interesting regarding orchid culture.


Guillermo Salazar was born in Miami and grew up in El Salvador in Central America, as a child of a nursery owner Father and a interior and floral designer Mother, Guillermo was able to develop his natural design ability and appreciation for plants and flowers even before attending college. Later he followed his dream of becoming a professional landscape designer in Florida, receiving his degree in Landscape Design & Management, later he received a Master’s in Science in Environmental Horticulture from the University of Florida.
As a 9 year old living in El Salvador, Guillermo found orchids were the most attractive plants in this tropical environment and he started collecting them. He became the youngest member of the San Salvador Orchid Society, which is the largest orchid society in the country’s capital. During his college years back in Florida, he learned the importance of protecting natural resources especially orchids here in Florida. He is an AOS student judge; board member of several orchid societies. A Florida Master Gardener, Guillermo has worked for several years as a professional Landscape Designer in private, municipal and governmental capacities in the South Florida area.  He currently works as a private landscape designer & consultant, adjunct faculty for the Landscape Technology Department for Miami Dade College & Landscape Superintendent for City of Miami Lakes. His work entails teaching people how to design a garden successfully with the use of adequate plants and orchids to create functional & environmentally conscious environment. He has published several articles on home gardening, design and orchid articles for South Florida and international magazines.   His credentials include: ISA certified Arborist, Certified Landscape Inspector and Certified Horticulturist. His specialty in orchids is Angraecoids, Bulbophyllums, and rare and miniature tropical species. In his spare time, Guillermo is a breeder of pedigree Persian and Himalayan cats, enjoys gardening & exploring tropical regions of the world.

Guillermo will be presenting on Miniatures for South Florida. Join us in learning about the fascinating world of miniature orchids.

Early class with Diana will begin at 12 noon and the topic this month will be phalaenopsis.
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.