AOS Moving to Coral Gables

The American Orchid Society (AOS) is moving to Coral Gables. For years, the AOS has had a home and orchid garden in Delray Beach, Florida. The Great Recession has dealt a blow to the society’s finances, so they need to sell their property and move. Fortunately, they’ve found a new home at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden just outside of Miami. “The missions of AOS and Fairchild Garden are perfectly aligned,” said Ron McHatton, the AOS’s chief operating officer. “With Fairchild’s international reputation, we have found a financially strong, solid strategic partner equally focused on horticulture, education and conservation.” The AOS will move its headquarters and its world-class orchid collection by March of next year. Many orchids will be displayed in a new conservatory opening at Fairchild in December 2012. Both groups will remain independent, and the AOS will continue to publish its monthly Orchids magazine.

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4 Comments on “AOS Moving to Coral Gables”

  1. Melissa Clark Says:

    Thanks for the post, by the way, I found your post from Google’s and so glad even the first time out on your blog!

  2. iobowy Says:

    A very helpfull post – Thank you very much I hope you dont mind me writting about this post on my blog I will also leave a linkback Thanks. I live in Sarasota but I am seeing Florida news here first on your blog from Califronia.

  3. John618 Says:

    Very nice site!

  4. Lillian Says:

    It’s so sad that they had to sell their garden. I visited it 2 years ago and it was really great. I suggest adding a “dislike” button for the blog!