Susquehanna Orchid Society

For the Love of Orchids

Over 1000 orchids are expected to be on display.  Orchid societies from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware, along with 3 commercial orchid vendors will set up displays showing off their best plants, and competing for ribbons and trophies, as well as for national awards by the American Orchid Society (AOS).  Several orchids displayed at previous SOS shows have received national recognition.

The Susquehanna Orchid Society (SOS) announces For the Love of Orchids, its 33rd Annual Orchid Show and Sale, to be held on February 3, 4 and 5, 2017 at the Hershey Gardens Conservatory in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Orchid society members and the commercial vendors will spend all day February 2nd transforming the Hershey Conservatory into an orchid oasis.  On Friday morning, February 3rd, a team of AOS judges will award show ribbons and trophies to the best of the best on display at the show.  At noon on Friday, the show will open to the public.  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.


Tickets include admission to the Hershey Gardens and the Butterfly Atrium.
New! Winter Admission Tickets (Good Jan. 1 - March 31)
Regular (ages 13-61) - $10.00
Senior (ages 62+) - $9.00
Junior (ages 3-12) -  $8.00  
Children ages 2 and under - FREE 
Hershey Gardens Members - FREE

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! 

Try us out free this fall!  
Memberships for the next year (a steal at $25 a household, $15 for students)  aren't due until January 2017.


January 8,  2017 NOTE DATE CHANGE!!!!  Orchids of the Caribbean
with Lorna Deibert

February 3-5, 2017. NEW! ! ! Winter Show at the beautiful Hershey Conservatory.  This will be an American Orchid Society sanctioned show, with a number of  societies exhibiting their orchids and  several fine vendors offering beautiful orchids for sale.

Our 2017 show  For the Love of Orchids will be held

at the fabulous new

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.,-76.970290&hl=en&gl=us&shorturl=1