As of January 1st, there will just be two membership plans:

Silver Membership Gold Membership

While you'll receive an automatic upgrade through your current expiration date,
there are several reasons you'll want to "extend" your membership TODAY...

See below for details, but act fast because August 15th is the deadline.

(Ended Aug. 15, 2019)

(Ended Aug. 15, 2019)

(deadline August 15, 2019)

Here are four reasons to extend your membership today...


Membership rates are going up by $14/year as of January 1st. Extend now, pay your current rate and save up to $28. Plus, receive a $30 coupon for 2-yr extensions.

Save up to $28

Get online access to over 95,000 photos of award- winning orchids, exclusive and accurate data, in-depth genealogy, and more with OrchidPro.

Launching October 1st.
A $99/year value!
Get the Orchid Source Directory and highly anticipated 2019 Orchids supplement: Oncidiinae

Search over 10,000 photos from Orchids magazine, with more being indexed weekly. Launching Sept. 1st.

More reasons to extend your membership today...

$30 toward orchid supplies

Recive a $30 coupon toward orchid supplies from top vendors when you extend your membership for two years.

FREE OrchidPro Updates

Receive ongoing data and functionality updates to our new orchid software for as long as you remain a member.

Exclusive discounts on NEW books

Receive "exclusive" wholesale prices on two books we're about the print: "The American Orchid Society Guide to Orchids and their Culture" AND "Compendium of Orchid Genera". Both books are STUNNING, and will have limited copies available (first come, first served.) This will be a $40+ savings on the "Compendium of Orchid Genera" book online.

Maintain your existing benefits...

Continue receiving new issues of Orchids magazine each month, having access to the digital magazine archive, webinars, free / discounted access to gardens, and more.

Questions and Answers

What is the deadline and why should I extend my membership now?

The deadline for this offer is the end of the day on August 15, 2019.

If you miss this deadline, you will lose the exclusive, wholesale discounts for the books we're printing, and you would pay more to renew your membership after January 1st. These will be MASSIVE discounts on truly “stunning” books. We fully expect them to sell out completely.

In addition, if your membership is expiring in August or September (or already expired), and you don’t extend it, you would miss out on the 2019 Orchid supplement, online access to OrchidPro right through your browser, and the new ability to search over 10K magazine photos...not to mention all your current benefits (monthly magazine issues, monthly webinars, free and discounted access to botanical gardens, discounts on orchid supplies and AOS publications, and more.)

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If I recently renewed, can I still extend my membership?

Yes, you can extend your membership once, for either one year or two years, regardless of when you last renewed.

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What are the upcoming membership levels, and which one will I get?

We are consolidating all our current membership plans into a Silver plan and a Gold plan.

The Silver plan is similar to the current “digital” membership, whereas the Gold plan is similar to the “print” membership.

The new plans go live on January 1, 2020. They include more benefits and value, and they effectively increase the price of AOS membership by $14 per year (about $1.17 per month.) - but this cost won’t apply to you for years, because...

When you extend your membership, you’ll automatically get upgraded to the new plan, with all the extra benefits and value as soon as (or before) they go live, without any additional cost.

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What about Youth and Joint Members?

Current joint members will be able to maintain a joint account at the Gold/Silver level at $14 more than they pay today.

Similarly, youth members will be given a special discount that will result in them paying $14 more than they pay today.

Both groups can save up to $28 by extending by August 15th.

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What new benefits and value are included in the new plans?

Both plans will include our NEW orchid software, OrchidPro, which will cost $99/year for non-members...but will be included in your membership.

OrchidPro will be launching on October 1, 2019 and you will get immediate access to the software even before the new plans go live.

Both plans also include the ability to search Orchid magazine photos.

Over 10,000 photos have already been indexed and we’re adding more every week. This functionality is planned to go live in September 2019 (again, ahead of the new plans.)

Additional features and details about the two new plans will be announced later this year (well ahead of January 1st) - Stay tuned for those updates.

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I have an "Orchids Plus" (old orchid software) subscription, do I need to renew it?

If you are a current Orchids Plus user, your subscription is about to (within the next few days) be extended through December 31, 2019 at no charge.

Orchids Plus may still be useful for accessing orchid award data "offline".

As an AOS member, you will also gain online access to OrchidPro beginning October 1st when it launches.

OrchidPro is far more advanced than OrchidsPlus and contains more data, charts, awards, and photos.

OrchidPro also allows you to drill into data, like clicking into family trees to access parent and progeny, species makeup, and more.

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What is OrchidPro and when can I get my hands on it?

OrchidPro is our NEW orchid software program. It’s browser-based so you can access it online, using any device from desktops down to smartphones.

Gain “exclusive” access to over 95,000 photos of award-winning orchids and data found nowhere else.

As an AOS member, you’ll have instant access to pronunciation details, thousands of orchid genera, genealogy (family trees, parents, progeny, species makeup), and more.

New data and photos are added continuously, so you’ll often see updates on a daily basis.

OrchidPro will be launching on October 1st. Be sure to extend your membership below to ensure you have access the moment it goes live!

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What does it look like?

Keep an eye on your email inbox, we’ll send some screenshots and more details shortly!

In the meantime, extend your membership to ensure you have access when it goes live on October 1st!

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How is it different than Orchids Plus?

Orchids Plus was an older orchid software created roughly 10 years ago based on even older software called AQPlus. At the time, these applications were a great leap from the paper and microfiche used to archive orchid data and photos.

OrchidPro was created from the ground up not just as a tool for AOS judges but a valuable application for all AOS members and the entire orchid community.

Keep an eye on your email inbox, we’ll send some screenshots and more details shortly!

In the meantime, extend your membership to ensure you have access when it goes live on October 1st!

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How often are the application and data updated?

The data will be updated as often as daily, while the application will gain new features and functionality on a regular basis.

Two rounds of major application updates are already scheduled...and the program hasn’t even gone live yet!

The best part is that the online application doesn’t require any installation, so you get updates both data and functionality as soon as they go live.

Even better, the application works great on any device with an Internet connection regardless of your operating system or screen size. So whether you are using a desktop or a smartphone, you’ll be able to lookup orchid photos and data like a pro!

Lock in your access by extending your membership today

Will OrchidPro be available for non-members?

Yes, starting January 1, 2020, non-members will be able to purchase access to OrchidPro for $99/year.

Not only do you get early access as an AOS member (as of October 1, 2019)...

OrchidPro will be included in your AOS membership at no additional charge when you extend your membership today.

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Who can I email or talk to if I have other questions or need help?

We are standing by to help if you experience any difficulties extending your membership.

Simply email us at for prompt assistance.

Or give us a call at (305) 740-2010

Or try the link below, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is…

We’ve made the process of extending your membership very easy, so if you haven’t tried it yet, simply click the link below and follow the prompts. We’re here for you if you get stuck!

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