C. lueddemanniana (Maruja x Clarines)

About Us

Welcome to the Orchid Society of the Palm Beaches

The Society was founded in 1950 by Lewis & Varina Vaughn and Norman Merkel, who were established orchid growers in Boynton Beach, predating World War II.

We have had two societies spin off from ours: the Pine Jog Orchid Society in 1967 and was soon renamed the Tropical Orchid Society; and Jupiter-Tequesta Orchid Society in 1997.

We have met in many homes and public meeting places, with four semi-permanent homes. In 1984 we moved our meetings back to the Mounts Auditorium where we presently meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00pm..

Our biggest fundraiser is our annual auction in February. Other means of raising money is having our monthly raffles. We also participate in three plant sales at the Mounts’…the Spring Plant-a-Palooza Sale, Everything Orchids in September and the Fall Sale..

More information and how to contact us on Contact Us.

Stimulating, cultivating, sharing an interest in orchids

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