Miltassia Shelob
Miltassia Shelob

Welcome to the Website of the
Bucks County Orchid Society

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The Bucks County Orchid Society (BCOS) is a small group of orchid enthusiasts that meet ten times a year in southeast PA to share ideas, experiences, and knowledge about orchid growing.  Our membership includes beginners, experienced hobbyists, commercial growers, and AOS judges, who grow their orchids on windowsills, under lights and in greenhouses.   Many bring in blooming plants for the show table.   Most meetings feature a knowledgeable speaker and a plant raffle. 

We are an affiliate of the American Orchid Society (AOS), participate in native orchid conservation projects, and coordinate our activities with other regional AOS affiliates.

Meetings are open to the public, and are held on the third Thursday of the month (except July and August) at 7:30pm, at the Churchville Nature Center, Churchville PA (click on link below for directions).


& Contacts

Nature Center






Local Vendors,
Societies, Gardens



Our Next Event:
Thursday February 19, 2015

Mark Werther - Orchid Exhibits

Drawing from his twenty year background in designing and executing orchid exhibits, Mark will show just about every type of exhibit. With use of props, he will present an in-depth discussion of design principles and will review "impact characteristics". 

He will illustrate and highlight examples to make sure the members and display committee team understand how to select the best plants to exhibit. There will be a review of do's and don'ts. As is the case more than not, he will explain that once the design is set, field review of on site conditions may dictate last minute changes. Bearing in mind that display judging can be highly subjective , there are some guidelines that should be followed to keep the display " in the running". To that end, Mark will provide his insight.

As we experienced when Mark last visited BCOS, we anticipate a lively discussion with Q&A.

Mark is the owner of Sentinel Orchids ( and has recently released his 2014 catalog, which can be downloaded. Mark will be offering a 20% discount for orders placed before the meeting; purchased plants will be brought to the meeting, as he does not ship during the winter.