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Welcome to The Eastern Suburbs Orchid Society website.

About

On behalf of all ESOS members, welcome!

The Eastern Suburbs Orchid Society (ESOS) was established in the 1940s and has a long history of very keen members who are passionate about all aspects of orchid growing. The aim of ESOS is to promote, advance, develop and foster the culture, propagation, hybridisation and growing of orchids of all genera. Come and share the pleasure of growing orchids with us.
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Club Meeting Dates

The club conducts a monthly plant show and meeting on the 3rd Monday of every month commencing at 7.45 pm at the Community Hall, Crn Varna and Arden Sts Clovelly from February to December each year on the following dates:

2020

(no January meeting)
  • 17 February
  • 16 March
  • 20 April
  • 18 May
  • 15 June
  • 20 July (AGM)
  • 17 August
  • 21 September
  • 19 October
  • 16 November
  • 21 December

2019

  • 18 February
  • 18 March
  • 15 April
  • 20 May
  • 17 June
  • 15 July (AGM)
  • 27-28 July (ESOS Show)
  • 19 August
  • 16 September
  • 21 October
  • 18 November
  • 16 December

2018

  • 19 February
  • 19 March
  • 16 April
  • 21 May
  • 18 June
  • 16 July
  • 28-29 July   The Eastern Suburbs Orchid Society Annual Show, Flower Power Nursery, 84A Wentworth Ave Mascot
  • 20 August
  • 17 September
  • 5-7 October Southern Orchid Spectacular, Caringbah High School, 85 Willarong Rd Caringbah
  • 15 October
  • 19 November
  • 17 December – Christmas Party. Time to celebrate another year of success in the life of ESOS. Prizes to be given away to many successful growers in the society and beginners. Bring a plate to share, bring also your most impressive and astonishing orchids to show everyone but there will be no judging on this special occasion.

2017

  • 18 September
  • 16 October
  • 20 November
  • 18 December

Events

Here are some major events to take place this year:

  • ESOS Show on 27-28 July at Flower Power Nursery, 84A Wentworth Ave, Mascot
  • Southern Orchid Spectacular on 11-13th October at a much larger new venue: Sutherland Basketball Stadium,  Waratah Park, Old Princes Highway, Sutherland
  • APOC Conference Borneo on 24-28 July
  • St Ives Orchid Fair on 16-18 August
  • SW Regional Conference on 5-6 October at Moruya Basketball Centre, Moruya Showground

Visiting Us

Guests and potential new members are welcome to attend club meetings, where it is easy to approach the Secretary for a Membership Application, and pay a modest Annual Membership Fee of $15 per person or $20 for a family, payable by 1 July each year. Members benefit from access to orchid experts who are willing to share their extensive knowledge and easy-to-follow advice. Raffles are held each meeting, with excellent quality plant prizes to be won. In addition, a monthly Bulletin is distributed to all members, packed full of useful information.