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National Organizations Directory

As a service to the public, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center collects information on native plant societies, conservation groups, governmental agencies, botanical gardens, arboreta, and other plant-related organizations throughout North America. Click here to add your organization to the directory. Affiliates are organizations that partner with the Wildflower Center to encourage the preservation and use of native plants in different regions of the country.

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Heart O\' Texas Orchid Society

Address: 2220 Barton Springs Road
Zilker Botanical Gardens Center
Austin, TX 78746

Region: Southwest

Phone: 512-413-3199
Web: www.hotos.org

Organization Structure: Private Non Profit
Organization Scope: City/Local
Organization Type: Garden Club

Services this organization provides

  • Inventory and/or monitor endangered/rare species
  • Natural habitat management
  • Wildflower or native habitat display on property
  • Provide educational programming
  • Open to the public
  • Membership program
  • Membership list
  • Offer public programs, trips, seminars, etc.

Native Plant Focus: Our society teaches the importance that threatens wild native Texas orchids from the loss of habitats and careless collecting done by individuals. We are also involved in the conservation efforts and the preservation of wild native Texas orchids.

Publications: Newsletter

Description: The purpose of this society shall be a united effort to stimulate a general interest in orchids, to exchange information of mutual interest relative to propagation, growth, cultural methods and exhibition of orchids. The Heart O\' Texas Orchid Society is an active member of the Austin Area Garden Council, The American Orchid Society , Southwest Regional Orchid Growers Association (SWROGA) and Orchid Digest, with member representatives attending affiliation meetings and events. In June of 1961, the Heart O\' Texas Orchid Society was organized by our charter members: Dr. & Mrs. S.W. Bohls, Mr. & Mrs J.D. Fisk, Mr. & Mrs. R. Brooks Oakley, Mr. Ed Peterson, Mr. Colin Seale, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Schmitt and Mr. & Mrs. W.B. Wardlow. Here we are 52 years later celebrating orchids and carrying on their original vision for the society. We owe them a depth of gratitude for their contribution of extensive orchid knowledge that they freely shared with all who were interested, allowing us to broaden our reach to new and younger generations of orchid growers. Whether you are 12 or 92, we understand and encourage your love of orchids.

Last Update: 2014-03-18
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