Special types of orchids like to bloom in the Summer! This yellow Oncidium Sweet Sugar 'Lemon Drop' is a classic. Encyclias also prefer blooming this time of year. This large Encyclia Aberdeen below has over 200 flowers
The Eastern Iowa Orchid Society (EIOS), formerly the Iowa City Orchid Society, is as our logo states “A small group of people with a big love of growing orchids”. Members come from all around eastern Iowa.
DUE TO THE CONTINUING COVID-19 VIRUS PANDEMIC, ALL INPERSON CLUB ACTIVITIES ARE ON HOLD. WE ARE PLANNING SOME VIRTUAL MEETINGS - MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW.
Normally, we meet the first Thursday of the month September through December and February through June at the Shueyville United Methodist Church, Shueyville, Iowa. This is halfway between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, The church is located 1 mile EAST of Exit 10 (Swisher-Shueyville) off interstate 380. Our meetings begin with a social time at 6:30 pm; followed by the official meeting and an educational program at 7:00 pm. Meetings are free and open to anyone interested in orchids! Our club displays orchids at regional orchid shows and participates in American Orchid Society orchid judging. Meetings include educational programs on beginning orchid growing, discussion about various types of orchids, and orchid conservation.
Our newsletters highlight activities of the society. They contain photos of member's orchids, educational material, and summary of meeting activities.
Due to uncertainty about status of group gatherings, our meetings are all on hold for now as is all club activity at orchid shows and events. STAY TUNED TO THIS WEBSITE FOR LATEST DETAILS. All CLUB activities are contingent on the risk to the club and public from the current viral outbreak. We are hoping to have some virtual meetings