Eastern Suburbs Orchid Society Sydney

About Us

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.

The Club conducts a monthly plant show and meeting on the 3rd Monday of every month, at 7.45pm at the Community Hall, Cnr Varna and Arden Sts Clovelly from February to December each year.

Members grow a wide range of native and hybrid species, so there is always an abundant floral display. You will see flowering plants from all parts of the world grown by local members. Every meeting we have a presentation on a practical aspect of growing orchids, a potting demonstration or an information evening about the plants on show. There are experts with many years of growing experience available to answer your questions and to help resolve any queries. At meetings you can purchase seedling plants (at Club not retail prices), pots, sphagnum moss and other supplies as available. We have a number of 'How to Grow' sheets available, covering many genera. Come along and learn more about orchids, the most fascinating of plants.

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 $12 per person or $18 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 addiiton, a monthly Bulletin is distributed to all members, packed full of useful information.

2017 Club Events

ESOS participates in two major displays each year. The Club Show is on 29-30 July at Flower Power Nursery, 84A Wentworth Avenue Mascot and the Club also partipates in the Southern Orchid Spectacular, 6-8 October, Caringbah High School, 85 Willarong Rd, Caringbah.


For all ESOS enquiries and correspondence please contact the Secretary, Helen Mason. Phone 02 9398 5446 or Email: helenrobmason@gmail.com

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. One of the highlights of the year is the annual Christmas Party held at the December meeting where impressive raffle prizes and awards are distributed.

  • 20 March
  • 17 April
  • 15 May
  • 19 June
  • 17 July
  • 14 August
  • 18 September
  • 16 October
  • 20 November
  • 18 December



10 Feb 2017