The Journal started life in July 1996 as a quarterly Newsletter consisting of a number of duplicated A4 sheets. After 7 issues the format was changed to an A5 booklet, and in January 2001 a full-colour centrefold was added. In October 2003 the format was again improved, to permit full colour pictures to be included throughout. At the same time, the name was changed to “Journal of the Hardy Orchid Society (JHOS)”. Throughout this time the Journal has informed the membership of all the recent happenings and planned events of the Society, and printed numerous articles (mainly written by HOS Members) covering an enormous range of relevant topics. A complete listing of the Contents of all Newsletters and Journals is maintained here and can be accessed via the following links:

A4 & A5 Newsletters: 1996 to 2003 (1-29)

Journal of the Hardy Orchid Society: 2004 to 2005 (Vol 1 to 2)

Journal of the Hardy Orchid Society: 2006 to 2017 (Vol 3 to 14)


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Back Copies of the HOS Journal


The Journal Distributor holds a stock of all issues of the HOS Journal and of the HOS Newsletter which preceded it. Back copies may be ordered at the following rates.  To buy copies at the members’ rate, members must quote their membership number.

Newsletter:     Members - £2.50 per issue or £2.00 each for 4 or more issues.
                      Non-members - £3.75 per issue or £3.00 each for 4 or more issues.

Journal:           Members - £1.00 per issue.
                       Non-members - £3.50 per issue.

These prices include UK postage. Postage to overseas addresses will be charged additionally at cost.

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