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.

Next Meeting

There is no March meeting due to Show and Sale on the 3rd.  Our next meeting will be on April 9 at 6:30 pm at our regular meeting location,  Hessel Park Church.  Terry Moore will talk about how to divide an orchid.  Feel free to bring the ones you want to know if they should be divided, and how to do it.  As usual, please bring your blooming plants for show and tell.  They might have missed our Annual Show so this is the time for them to be admired. 



. . . 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 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.

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March 3rd began with a beautiful sunrise, and we knew our show and sale day will be great.   The bright pink embroidered T-shirts members wore made it easy for the visitors to find whom to ask questions.  We sold out all the tropical plants, and all but 3 pots of Bletilla Yokohama 'Kate.'    Even the bark mix sold out as well.  The repotting demonstrations were well attended--a sign that people are able to keep the orchids and rebloom them.  All in all, everyone had a lot of fun and  satisfaction of jobs well done.