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 2021

(Dues have resumed and are due by the end of March 2021, check with Sue Finger to see if your dues are up to date; Thanks!)

Sunday April 11th, 1:30 - 3 pm Our meeting will be the second Sunday instead of the first because of Easter Sunday. We will be holding a virtual meeting (Zoom) with Peter Lin, who will be presenting Miniature Orchid Species.

The zoom meetings usually will begin a little early so people can get comfortable with the virtual system, and the program will begin at 2pm. After previous zoom virtual meetings, a few members have hung around to do a virtual showtable and show off their flowering orchids. If you would like to see or show flowering orchids, inquire at the start of the meeting and see if there is interest.  

An email will be sent out by one of our club officers with details and specific instructions on how to join the lecture.
Another important note: Dues for 2021 are now due. Since we have been hosting and sharing zoom meetings and speakers with other clubs, we have been utilizing paid speakers for the meetings. In the past we were temporarily not charging dues since we didn't have regular meetings. But now Dues are Due by the end of this month (March) to keep current, and be able to attend our zoom meetings and watch speakers. .

It was announced very recently by Jonathan Jones and Jim Marlow that Marlows Orchids might be closing permanently, in early 2021. They still have interesting items in their inventory. 
There is a new development, however! Jonathan decided to begin a crowdfunding campaign! Several people have donated to attempt to keep Marlow's Orchids open! They have decided to keep open while ideas are explored on how to keep open. Please visit Marlow Orchids website and/or Facebook page or our CNYOS Facebook page for details and links to the crowdfunding campaign!

If you would like to visit the Marlows Orchids range, contact Jonathan for an appointment or for more details about his last sales events.

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

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.

We are now collecting Dues for 2021 since we are holding  zoom meetings with paid speakers. If you would like to receive links to our meetings, then please submit your 2021 dues by March 31st 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

(csmith23 at twcny dot rr dot com) 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: Thursday, April 1st, 2021

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

(website at cnyos dot org)

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