Membership of the Society is open to all those interested in the conservation, cultivation and appreciation of orchids. Our membership year runs from the 1st January annually and the current membership fee is £15 for a single person and £20 for two persons residing at the same address.

Why Join the Society?

Full membership benefits include:

  • Regular Scottish Orchid Society meetings in Edinburgh and Glasgow, with presentations, practical sessions and orchid table shows where orchid enthusiasts can meet, see spectacular plants in bloom, socialise and exchange ideas.
  • Monthly updates by email including our own members’ newsletter containing Scottish Orchid Society news and member’s plant photographs, plus articles catering for beginners and experienced growers alike. A complimentary copy of one of our recent newsletters can be downloaded by clicking HERE.
  • Access to regular Scottish Orchid Society members ZOOM meetings.
  • Access to our exclusive members Facebook and WhatsApp groups, for orchid chat and advice anytime.
  • Free advice and growing tips from local experts.
  • Newsletters and access to online meetings from other Societies we are affiliated to, including the British Orchid Council and the Orchid Society of Great Britain.
  • The opportunity to purchase orchids rarely available through other usual outlets, and share or exchange plants with other members.
  • Exclusive access to our library of orchid books and other orchid-related digital resources.
  • Reduced price admission to the UK International Orchid Show, the largest in the UK, now being held at BBC Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC in Birmingham. New venue for 2024.
  • Opportunities to show your own plants for judging at regional society and UK orchid shows (on a voluntary basis)
  • Summer field trips, for example to see native Scottish orchids in flower.

Membership Queries

If you have any questions or queries about membership please email our Membership Secretary, Ann Sutherland at or use our Contact Us form.

How to Join

Download our membership application form* and either:

  • Complete on screen, then save and email as an attachment to
  • Print, complete by hand and send as an email attachment or post to our Membership Secretary, address is on the form.
  • Bring along to one of our meetings, see Programme page for dates.

Payment can be made by bank transfer or cheque. Please do not send cash through the post.

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Last modified: 15 May 2024 @ 5:03 PM
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