. . . 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 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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We hope all your orchids are enjoying the summer especially if they are outside and get roots full of rain water.  For most orchids, this is the best growing season, so don't forget to fertilize.  Using  balanced fertilizer is best because fertilizer high in nitrogen will result in too much leaf growth, without supporting the roots and flower growths. 

Also, please note there is no regular August meeting, but there are several major events that may be of interest you.  One of them is the August 19th Orchid Auction in St. Louis, hosted by the Greater St. Louis Orchid Society.  The board is currently looking into sponsoring this trip for the members, and is gathering information on the interest and the mode of transportation.  Another is the annual seminar held by the Prairie State Orchid Society on August 26th in Springfield, IL.  Tom Harper, owner of Stones River Orchids, will be  speaking on Phalaenopsis.   Details will be forthcoming on these two activities in mid-late July. 

Our June program was a visit to Terry's greenhouse.  We had a lot of fun, and learned about many unusual species and growing methods. 

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.

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