Welcome to the Web Site for 

The Central New York Orchid Society

Central New York's Only Society Dedicated to the Culture and Enjoyment of the World's Most Diverse and Fascinating Family of Plants.

Syracuse, DeWitt, Baldwinsville, Fayetteville, Liverpool, Oswego, Ithaca, Rome, Oneonta, Camillus, Solvay, Manlius, Cortland, Marcellus, Utica



CNYOS on Facebook


CNYOS Contacts

CNYOS Membership Application

Calendar of Events
CNYOS, neighboring societies and groups, including calendar listing for refreshment and
other volunteers

2019 Annual Fall Show & Sale, Oct 5th/6th, Beaver Lake Nature Center, Baldwinsville, NY

See flower pictures from our 2018 Show

Directions to Meeting Location:
St. Augustine's Church in Baldwinsville, NY

Download the most recent edition
of the CNYOS Newsletter:
The Orchid Enthusiast

Virtual Show Table Member Orchid pictures
Members can now directly upload digital
images to our website

The Show Table

Past Meetings & Events

Vendors, Societies, Forum, etc.

Items of Interest...

Native Orchids of New York State

IPM Link

AOS Corner

Orchid Trading Post
Orchid Society auctions as well






Meetings for Fall 2020 - Due to the nasty, bothersome virus, our Fall in-person meetings have been canceled, as well as our Fall Show and Sale which is usually held in the beginning of October. But, we are researching having meetings online using Zoom. Stay tuned, and look to our club Facebook page for quickly relevant info about these possible Zoom meetings!

 We usually have our Annual Orchid Auction at our May meeting, and our Spring Picnic at our June meeting, and our Fall Show and Sale at the Heaver Lake Nature Center end of September/beginning of October. It is uncertain if we will be hold any in-person meetings this year. Usually the club takes the summer months of July and August off, with no meetings or newsletters and then we return usually the Sunday after Labor Day. Who knows what the future will bring? Hopefully lots of flowering orchids!

It is with tremendous sadness that we announce that long time CNYOS member and treasurer and great friend Carol Haskell passed away this spring. Carol was a tremendous orchid lover and friend, and we will all miss her very much 

Many orchid shows around the country and around the world have been canceled. One major consequence to the orchid world, other than the obvious major concern that we all practice safe health measures and help each other to stay healthy and safe, is that all of the orchid vendors that we know and love are not able to sell orchids at the shows and their individual open house events now canceled. This will be a major hardship to these vendors. Please consider, if you are financially sound, to purchase some orchids from these vendors!

We aren't meeting in person at this time, but we have shifted to posting, viewing and talking about orchids on our Facebook page. The link to our page is on the toolbar to the left. Check out our Facebook page; there are people from around the world who visit and upload orchid pictures, questions and comments. If you have orchids flowering now or they did flower during the last few months but meetings were canceled, head over to Facebook and upload these pictures and chat with people there. ! 

At our previous 2019 Fall Show and Sale, there was 1 AOS award given! Show and AOS Awards pictures will soon be uploaded. Pictures of flowers, displays and artwork can be viewed on the Show Pictures page.

2020 dues are now due; please see Club Treasurer Carol Haskell at the meetings to submit your dues - Thanks!

Our orchid club is now on Facebook! Check it out here and let us know what else you think might be good to have on the site.

Our main website now hosts two photo galleries. One is our the Show Pictures page where images from our orchid shows can be viewed, The second is the Virtual Showtable page, which shows previous years' Member's flowering orchids, which hadn't cooperated by flowering during a show or meeting. This page has been superseded by our Facebook page, where members and many guests post and share orchid pictures. There are native orchid pictures which can be viewed; both links can be found to the left. 


Also a reminder that our newsletter and website have a section where Members can post a list of orchids or orchid-related items they wish to sell/buy/trade. If you are a neighboring orchid society (including Canada) and will be having an orchid auction, these can be listed there as well as on our events calendar. Send requests to Newsletter Editor Chris Smith and your list will be put in the newsletter and on our website. Please submit your request at least two weeks before the next scheduled meeting - Thanks!


Hope to see you at our next meeting or event!


See the CNYOS calendar for other regional orchid-related events!

Last updated: Fri, Jan 31st, 2020

Web designer - digital, 35mm and
4 x 5 large format photography:
Charles Ufford

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