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

2020 Annual Fall Show & Sale,  - canceled

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 - October 4 we will be holding a virtual meeting with David Sorokowsky of Paph Paradise. More details to be released very soon. 

An email will be sent out by one of our club officers with details and specific instructions on how to join the lecture.

It was announced very recently by Jonathan Jones and Jim Marlow that Marlows Orchids will be closing permanently, by early next year. They still have a few items to add to inventory. There will be staged visitation/buying days first for the local orchid societies who have been partners and friends with Marlows Orchids for many years, as speakers in our meetings, vendor at our shows, and host of their many open house events!

If you would like to visit their range, contact Jonathan for an appointment or for more details about his last sales events. Also, club officers have more details regarding the specific days that CNYOS and the other clubs will have where they can visit and buy as a group.
The specfic day for CNYOS is all day October 10th.

We are all very sad that a pillar of the local orchid community will be leaving us; consider visiting or calling them and buying some plants and just say 'hello' and 'thanks'! 

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.

If you are paid up with your 2020 dues, then there is no additional fee for 2021 since we are not holding meetings in person or having a show. If you would like to be caught up now, then submit your 2020 dues to  Club Treasurer Sue Finger - 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

  Annual Fall Show and Sale Calendar of Events Newsletters Officer contacts Show Pictures Virtual Showtable Pictures Links Directions AOS info