Stephen Van Kampen-Lewis
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Members at Large
Directors to SWROGA
Chris Aiena &
Chris Aiena (student)
Stephen Van Kampen-Lewis (student)
Maria "Myr" Hernandez
Garden Council Rep
Our Mission and Affiliations
The purpose of the Heart O' Texas Orchid Society, a non-profit, educational organization, shall be to stimulate an interest in Orchids, relative to their propagation, conservation growth, cultural methods, nomenclature, and their exhibition.
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.
Our History - Celebrating over 50 years of orchid loving members!
In June of 1961, the Heart of 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 55 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.