We invite you to join the Central Illinois Orchid Society. Membership is only $15 for the first member and $25 for a couple. Click on the read more for a printable PDF. Please mail the form and check as directed or bring them to the next meeting. Hope to see you soon!

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Who We Are

​Central Illinois Orchid Society was founded in 1958. Our members come from Champaign-Urbana and surrounding cities.

Scenes from the last month meeting: 'Potluck picnic. ' Lots of yummy food and great conversations were enjoyed by all.

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Our mission is to:

  1. Exchange orchid-related information among orchid hobbyists;
  2. Provide a forum for disseminating orchid-growing information through educational programs offered to its members and the public;
  3. Support local and global orchid conservation efforts;
  4. Enjoy the fellowship of others who share a fascination with orchids.

Next Meeting


. . . to the Central Illinois Orchid Society web page. We are a diverse group of people interested in growing and/or enjoying orchids. We welcome anyone to attend our meetings and events whether you have never grown an orchid or you are an experienced grower.

We do not meet in August.   Our next meeting will be on Monday, September 12, at 6:30 p.m. at Hessel Park Church.   Bettina Frances and Cindy Westfall will give a presentation on growing orchids under light.  Non-members are welcome.  If you have blooming orchids, do bring them for show and tell.