Orchid Society to host two events in July


The San Diego Orchid Society welcomes newcomers to its next first-Tuesday-of-the-month meeting 6:30-9:30 p.m. July 3 in room 101 of Casa Del Prado in Balboa Park.

There will be a presentation on the wild orchids of Mexico at 7:30 p.m. with refreshments and opportunity drawings.

Experts will be on hand to answer questions about growing problems, and plants will be sold to raise funds for conservation. For more details, visit

Also, a free Orchid Summer Show and Sale is set for July 21-22, in the Casa Del Prado. The show hours are noon (when judging is completed) to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The sales area will be open at 10 a.m. Saturday.

For more information on the show, held quarterly, call (760) 529-2947.