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Founded in 1954 and now celebrating and just about to celebrate it’s 60th anniversary, The Delaware Orchid Society is a 501(C)(5) non-profit educational organization whose purpose is to help people learn about orchids and orchid culture.

Our membership includes novice growers with one or two plants as well as those with private orchid greenhouses. Members live in Delaware and nearby Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. All orchid enthusiasts are welcome. We have regular meetings on the second Tuesday of each month except for July and August.

Guests are always welcome! Please visit one of our monthly meetings to see if membership in the Delaware Orchid Society is for you.

Membership Benefits

  • National and regional speakers share with us their expertise during a program of slides, comments and question-and-answer sessions.
  • A plant show table where members’ flowering orchids can voluntarily be reviewed and commented on by our team of experts.
  • All members receive a monthly newsletter (except during July and August) with information about the next meeting’s program, results of the last meeting’s show table, future orchid events, and special events such as planned bus trips and greenhouse tours.
  • Our annual orchid auction is held in the spring. Members and guests are able to bid on a large variety of orchids at this auction.
  • Our June meeting is our catered Annual Banquet.
  • Members may use the Society’s extensive library of books, magazines and orchid video tapes.
  • Members are encouraged to participate in designing and setting up orchid displays in local orchid shows, bus trips to orchid events, greenhouse tours and free workshops on orchid culture.
  • Members receive an updated Membership List in January of each year.
  • Frequent door prizes…(and who doesn’t like free plants!!)

Becoming a Member

Please fill out our membership DOS Membership Application to join the Delaware Orchid Society

Meeting Location

Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
1006 Wilson Road, Wilmington
(corner of Stoneleigh and Wilson Rds – entrance to parking lot on Stoneleigh)

Officers (for 2016-2018)

President – Lynn Fuller
Vice President – John Rogan
Treasurer – Dave Emerson
Secretary – Pam Bowman


Directors serve for a 4 year term

Dave Emerson, Adrian Ross,  Anthony Alfieri(2014-2018)

past president: Pam Downs

Committee Chairs. (for 2017)

DOS’s Representative to American Orchid Society – Lynn Fuller
Library – Vicki Gawiak
Show Table – John Rogan
Membership – Scott Cunningham
Newsletter Editor – Suzy Stepkowski
Hospitality – Suzy Stepkowski
Program Committee- Pam Bowman
Trips – (Bus, Van and General Educational) – Adrian Ross