Susquehanna Orchid Society


For the Love of Orchids 
February 2, 3 and 4, 2018 from 9 to 5 pm


The Susquehanna Orchid Society presents the 34th annual Orchid Show and Sale in the

Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory.

More than 1,000 orchids representing dozens of orchid varieties will be on display, including rare species and unique hybrids.

Orchid societies from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware participate in the annual exhibit. Several vendors will have orchids for sale. Societies, individuals and vendors will show displays that will be judged onsite by American Orchid Society judges and presented with awards. Several orchids displayed at previous SOS shows have received national recognition.

Orchid society members and the commercial vendors will spend all day January 31 transforming the Hershey Conservatory into an orchid oasis.  On Thursday morning, February 1st, a team of AOS judges will award show ribbons and trophies to the best of the best on display at the show
. The orchids will remain on public display Friday, Saturday and Sunday during regular conservatory hours.  An incredible variety of orchids will also be available for purchase.

Admission to the orchid show is free, but visitors to the SOS Orchid Show will be required to purchase general admission tickets to the Conservatory/Butterfly Garden. Free admission to members.


There will be four vendors. They are all high quality growers with specialities in different areas, so that our visitors will have a wide variety of orchids to purchase. Visit our Links page for more details.

Fishing Creek Orchids

Little Brook Orchids

Orchid Enterprise Inc

Wade's Orchids


The Susquehanna Orchid Society meets at 1:30 PM on the first Sunday of the month in the Community Center of Bethany Village, Mechanicsburg, PA. The society consists of members from all over the lower Susquehanna Valley of Pennsylvania. We are  greenhouse owners and home growers, and specialize in a wide diversity of orchids.  Some of us have hundreds of orchids. Some have just a couple of plants on a windowsill.  Some have been growing orchids for years, others have just begun. All are welcome. Join us for education and the camaraderie of other orchid entusiasts! 

Memberships for the next year (a steal at $25 a household, $15 for students) 


Our Meetings are in the Community Center at Bethany Village in Mechanicsburg, PA

It can be hard to find your way around Bethany Village. If you are on Wesley Drive coming from route 15, you will make a LEFT at the light onto Wilson Lane. If you are coming from Simpson Ferry on Wesley, you will be turning right at the light. Then turn left on Sheely Lane and enter the parking lot. The Community Center is in the large building that has a covered entrance. There is plenty of parking.

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