5:30pm - Doors open for auction set-up
6:00pm - Preview & Registration
(Get your Paddles!)
6:30pm - Auction Begins
Join us at our Annual Orchid Auction! Bid on quality indoor and outdoor growing orchids, plants and supplies from commercial growers and society members at auction prices. Start or expand your orchid selection. Obtain a gift for someone. Don’t miss this opportunity!
Our membership fee is $15 and due in January each year.
Think about paying early to avoid a line at the Membership Table in January.
Another option to waiting in line is to mail your check. See mailing details below.
See our membership secretaries at a meeting to join or renew your membership. We email the newsletter to those who prefer this method.
Please fill out the membership renewal form that contains this email choice.
If paying by check, make it out to: LBAOS
If mailing, mail to:
5232 Premiere Ave, Lakewood, CA 90712
(Temporarily assisting Membership)
If you have any comments or suggestions,
please contact me.
Mail: 5232 Premiere Ave, Lakewood, CA 90712
Oncidium 1st Place:
Onc. hybrid unknown #1
Grown by Chris Hogan
Oncidium 2nd Place:
Onc. hybrid unknown #2
Grown by Carmen Lujan
The Long Beach Amateur Orchid Society (LBAOS) is a non-profit organization formed to promote appreciation of orchids and to provide a source of information, education and support for both novices and experts.
LBAOS members range from dedicated hybridizers and growers with hundreds of orchids to beginners who just want to keep a few plants alive. Knowledge and mistakes are shared with a great sense of humor. It's always nice to know that "the expert" kills a few plants, too!
Our monthly membership meeting is free, and visitors are always welcome! Monthly meetings include expert guest speakers, a plant opportunity table, and a friendly judging of members' orchids for continued growth and knowledge. Orchid culture demonstrations are given by experts and timed to the seasons. Please see our "Meeting Info" for more details.
An exciting plant auction takes place annually. Orchids from our members' gardens, as well as orchids donated from our vendors, are auctioned to the highest bidder. Over the years, some very sought after plants have made their way to the auction tables! We just completed a very successful 2013 auction. Our next auction is scheduled for 03/10/14.
The plant opportunity table each month and the yearly auction are great ways to obtain orchid plants at a very reasonable price.
We had a very nice start to 2014 with our first speaker of the year, Harry Phillips from Andy's Orchids. Harry gave a direct talk about growing orchids and did a great job with Q&A from members. Harry is ready to share his knowledge of orchids and it showed that evening. He provided a very nice raffle table from Andy’s for the evening. Many thanks to Harry for driving up to speak to our club. Remember to visit Andy's Orchids at the shows and see the great species that they provide.
This is the season to become a member and also to renew your membership. Please try to do this soon; hopefully most dues will be paid before our March Annual Auction. The Auction is so busy, and of course you can pay or join then, but we like you to see all the wonderful orchids for sell that evening. We need your help too! It takes footwork to make the Auction happen. We need help be- fore, during and after the auction. Please ask how you can help. The more that help the easier it gets, and believe me, we appreciate any help. The Auction funds our club for the entire year, so it is very important that it be successful. Make sure you let friends, family and interested people know about our Auction. The night is always fun, and you can acquire some very nice orchids.
We have yet another great speaker for our February meeting. It is always a pleasure to listen to and spend time with Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids. You will not want to miss this meeting. See you soon.