Studies show that just being around orchids can lower stress levels, improve memory, promote creativity and basically make us happy. So it’s easy to see why members of the Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance are giddy.
GCOA is a non-profit organization with one goal. To gather with other orchid lovers and enhance their orchid growing experience. “We strive to teach, not just how to grow and thrive, but how to show our beauties in exhibitions. Members can win ribbons and other awards for their most outstanding blooms,” says Elaine Gates, GCOA VP of programs.