Affiliated Plant Societies 

If you have a favorite type of plant you want to learn more about, one of the best ways to do that is by joining a plant society. Fairchild is proud to host the monthly meetings, plant shows and sales of different societies whose missions are to foster the understanding, appreciation, and love of tropical plants and botany. The monthly meetings are a great way to meet people interested in the plants you love and to hear from experts on numerous plant related topics.

Join members of your community to exchange knowledge and plants at Fairchild.

For a list of upcoming plant society shows and sales, see our full events calendar.

Plant Societies

American Orchid Society (AOS) Florida Caribbean Judging Branch

Home: (786) 293-6924         Email: wklikuna@gmail.com
Website: http://www.aos.org/
Monthly Judging:
When:       Third Saturday of Every Month
Time:        12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., judging usually begins at 1:00 p.m.
Where:      Corbin Education Building, Classroom A
 

International Aroid Society

Enid Offolter
Vice President: Alex Bello    Phone: 239-223-6155
Website: http://www.aroid.org/
Contact Information: http://www.aroid.org/society/contact.php

Bromeliad Society of South Florida

President: Alex Bello            Phone: 305-285-8838
Vice President: Sandy Roth    Phone: 239-223-6155
Website: http://www.bssf-miami.org/
Monthly Meetings:
When:       Third Tuesday of Every Month  
Time:        7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where:      Corbin Education Building, Classroom A

Coalition for Orchid Species (COS)

President: William ‘Bill’ Capps
Website: http://www.cosspecies.com/
Contact Information: http://www.cosspecies.com/contact
Monthly Meetings: 
When:      Third Monday of Every Month
Time:        7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where:     Corbin Education Building, Classroom A

Orchid Society of Coral Gables (OSCG)

President: Jim Davison
Website: http://www.oscgonline.org/
Contact Information: http://www.oscgonline.org/contact/
Monthly Meetings:
When:      First Tuesday of Every Month
Time:        6:45 p.m. Beginner’s Class, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Meeting
Where:     Garden House

Rare Fruit Council International, Miami, FL (RFCI)

President: Dr. Matt Snow
Corresponding Secretary: Jorge J. Zaldivar    Email: RareFruitCouncilRFCI@gmail.com
Website: http://rarefruitcouncil.org/
For more info call: (305) 554-1333
Monthly Meetings:
When:       Second Wednesday of Every Month
Time:        7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where:      DiMare Science Village Classroom

South Florida Palm Society    (SFPS)

President: Elvis Cruz
Corresponding Secretary: Lou Sguros    Email: lou@southfloridapalmsociety.org
Website: http://www.southfloridapalmsociety.org/
Monthly Meetings:
When:       First Monday of Every Even Month
Time:        7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where:      Corbin Education Building, Classroom A

Tropical Fern and Exotic Plant Society

President: Arielle Simon
Email: tfeps1@gmail.com
Website: http://tfeps.org/
Monthly Meetings:
When:       Fourth Monday, 10 months of the Year
Time:        7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where:      Corbin Education Building, Classroom A

Tropical Flowering Tree Society

President: Jessica Cabrera 
Vice President: Adam Pollak 
Treasurer: Paul Gehrke 
Email: tftsmiami@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.tfts.org/
Monthly Meetings:
When:       Second Monday, Eight Months of the Year
Time:        7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Where:      Corbin Education Building, Classroom A