Welcome 

. . . 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.

Membership 

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 said Phals are common--look at these varieties of Phals.  They can go against the Cucumber orchid (Dockrillia cucumerina) at right any time.  This is the orchid only its mother can love, LLPB!

Who We Are

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

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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

Our next meeting will be on Monday, June  12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hessel Park Church.  This will be a sharing session by the members on how to keep track of the orchids they have.  Members will also share their repotting practices for various plants. 

The  Sale at Lincoln Square went very well.  All of the tropical orchids were sold by 12:30 p.m.  We have two more Showy lady slippers in 10" pots available for sale.  If interested in purchasing, please send an e-mail to us.