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.

At the meeting last month, Bettina and Cindy gave a very informative  presentation on artificial lighting for growing orchids.  

We were also treated to a beautiful line up of blooming orchids for show and tell.  One of them was Cattleya bowengiana var. coerulea at right, grown by Terry Moore.  It was awarded the first place in its category at the Illinois Orchid Society September meeting.  Congratulations Terrry!

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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.

Our next meeting will be on Monday, October 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Hessel Park Church.   We will be selling member donated orchids at very good discounts.  Many of them are divisions, but some are plants which members can no longer take care of.  

After the sale, there will be a round table discussion on Oncidium and their hybrids.  

If you have blooming orchids, do bring them for show and tell.  This sale is open to non-members as well.