Coastal Carolina Orchid Society


The Coastal Carolina Orchid Society is an educational nonprofit organization affiliated with the American Orchid Society. We give people in the Charleston, South Carolina area who are interested in orchids an opportunity to learn more about orchids and a place to interact with other orchid enthusiasts.

Originally chartered in 1977, our society was reorganized in February 1996, after being inactive for several years. CCOS is a 501(3)(c) not-for-profit organization.

Photos of the CCOS exhibit at the Deep South Orchid Society Show in April are now on-line. Volunteers Lance Parr, Janet Paraskeva and Debbie Wright set up this lovely exhibit, their first joint effort. Click here to view.

Next CCOS Meeting:

  • Location: Charleston Southern University, Science Building, Room 117
  • Address: 9200 University Blvd, North Charleston, SC
  • Map: Click here for a map.
  • Sunday, February 11, 2018, 2:30 pm:

    • Speaker: Linda Wilhelm of Woodland Orchids, Charlotte, NC
    • Topic: "Little Plants for Small Places"
    • Visitors are enthusiastically welcomed and are encouraged to come and share in our enjoyment of Orchidaceae, one of the largest families of flowering plants in the world. See you there!


      Check our Upcoming Events page here for future meeting dates and for notices of orchid-related events in our region.

      Photos of recent meetings and events are on-line now. Click here to view.

      The CCOS library is housed in Kevin Jones's office at Charleston Southern University. Click here see a list of books that can be borrowed by members.