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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 7.00 pm at the Kensington Park Community Centre in Hall 1, 1 Day Ln, Kensington NSW 2033 from February to December on the following dates:

2024
(No Meeting in January)

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

2023

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

2022

  • 17 January
  • 21 February
  • 21 March
  • 18 April
  • 16 May
  • 20 June
  • 18 July (AGM)
  • 15 August
  • 19 September
  • 17 October
  • 21 November
  • 19 December

2021

  • 18 January
  • 15 February
  • 15 March
  • 19 April
  • 17 May
  • 21 June
  • 19 July (AGM)
  • 16 August
  • 20 September
  • 18 October
  • 15 November
  • 20 December

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

Thank God we are now in the post Covid recovery phase, many orchids shows are regaining momentum after the lock down. Here are some major events our society is taking part in organising to take place this year:

  • ESOS Show on 23-24 July at Flower Power Nursery, 84A Wentworth Ave, Mascot
  • Orchids Central on 13th -15th October at a new venue: Club Condell Park,  Waratah Park, 178 Eldridge Road, Bankstown. This is a new show that has replaced the better known Southern Orchid Specular show in the previous years.

Visiting Us

Breaking news:

Starting from September 2023, Eastern Suburb Orchids Society will hold its monthly meeting at a new venue at the following:

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.