Interested in orchids? This is the place to be!
The Eastern Canada Orchid Society (ECOS) is a non-profit group of orchid hobbyists dedicated to promoting the art, science and culture of raising orchids in the Montréal area. Officially established in 1953, although original members began meeting in 1947. We are affiliated members of the Canadian Orchid Congress (COC) and the American Orchid Society (AOS). Our monthly meetings are a great opportunity to discover these fantastic plants, improve your growing skills, confer with experienced home-growers, and make friends. Guests are welcome to take in a meeting at any time!
Did you know?
The orchid family is the largest in the plant world with over 30,000 different species growing naturally around the globe. Orchids grow on every continent except Antarctica, and thrive under wildly varied environmental conditions. Some grow in the ground (such as our native Lady Slippers), some grow underground, and some grow on bare rock. Most grow above the ground, as epiphytes, attaching themselves to the bark of trees by means of their roots.
Each Fall brings the excitement of our annual orchid show and sale – Orchidfête. Hobbyists, orchid societies and vendors alike get together to display orchids from all over the world. It’s fun and a great opportunity to purchase orchids and related accessories.
Our fall orchid extravaganza, with exhibits of plants, cut flower arrangements and educational displays. Judges from the American Orchid Society are on hand to judge individual plants and exhibits and confer AOS awards. Of course, many vendors of orchids and orchid supplies are also present