Welcome to the NCPOS. We are group of orchid enthusiasts in the Charlotte and surrounding regions. The group consists of mainly hobby growers with a few commercial growers to support us.
We usually meet on the first Sunday of the month at 1PM at the UNCC McMillan Greenhouse, but consult the home page or the facebook page to confirm times and dates.
Our monthly meetings usually consist of a lecture by a reputable orchid grower followed by a presentation of the show table which is populated by the blooming plants brought by members to share.
No matter what your growing situation, if you have an interest in orchids join us for a meeting and we can help you to understand them and grow them better.
Directions to the McMillan Greenhouse
GPS & Online Mapping Users: Use “9090 Craver Rd.” for GPS or other mapping applications to locate the greenhouse. Using our mailing address will take you to the main entrance of the campus, but not to the greenhouse, specifically.
What follows are what we consider the simplest directions for visitors unfamiliar with the campus or University area. (Scroll down past parking information for links to alternate directions & maps).
via I-85: Off I-85, take exit 46 east, Mallard Creek Church Rd. (Off 85 South that’s a left, off 85 North that’s a right). At the third stoplight (about 1.5 mi) turn RIGHT on to Bonnie Cone/Mary Alexander Rd. You will enter campus, and at the four-way stop, continue straight. The next road to the RIGHT (only) is Michael Craver Rd. Turn right onto Craver & take a quick right into the parking area.
via I-485: Take exit 32 (Hwy. 29) off I-485. Head west on hwy. 29, Tryon St. (off I-485 North, that’s a left, off I-485 South, its a right.) The next main intersection past 485 is at Mallard Creek Church Rd. Take a LEFT onto Mallard Creek Church Rd. At the next stoplight, turn RIGHT onto Bonnie Cone/Mary Alexander Rd. You will enter campus, and at the four-way stop, continue straight. The next road to the RIGHT (only) is Michael Craver Rd. Turn right onto Craver & take a quick right into the parking area.