Join other aficionados at the National Capital Orchid Society's Annual Orchid Auction, and bid on rare orchid varieties!

Once you've been bitten by the orchid bug, there's no going back. Sure, you can get a lovely dendrobium at any grocery store, but you'll have to look a bit harder to find a cattleya or vanilla orchid. The NCOS has taken the work out of it for you at this annual fundraiser. Browse and bid to your heart's content, all the while helping to fund future programs.


Event Details

WHEN: Saturday, March 30, 2019 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (actual bidding from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.)

WHERE: North Chevy Chase Christian Church | 8814 Kensington Parkway | Chevy Chase, MD

ADMISSION: FREE, open to the public

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Know Before You Go

  • Preview hour is 10-11 a.m. Over 300 plants will be auctioned off,so don't miss it!
  • Keep careful notes of the lots you want to bid on; the action is fast once the auction gets started!
  • Each bidder can pick up a numbered paddle at the door. 
  • A light sandwich lunch is available for cash purchase ($5 each).
  • Checks and major credit cards will be accepted.

About the National Capital Orchid Society (NCOS)

The NCOS is a DMV-based group of orchid lovers who get together throughout the year to learn about their favorite flowers. Established in 1947 by Eugene Griffith, a local orchid grower, the NCOS brings members together for lectures, meetings, and fun annual events.

To learn more about the society or to join as a member, visit the NCOS website.

For more information about this event, view the event website or email Dan Gillespie, auction chair, at

**All photos in this article are courtesy of the National Capital Orchid Society.

Are you heading to the NCOS auction this year? What types of orchids are you looking for? Let us know in the comments below!

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