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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


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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Our next meeting is Monday, January 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Hessel Park Church.  Several members will talk about using artificial lighting for growing orchids.  A light fixture will be raffled off also. 

2020 Show and Sale

The member-grown orchids

with their amazingly colorful

and uniquely shaped flowers

will blast away your

winter blues.

There is no admission fee

and you may even win a

beautiful orchid plant as a

free door prize. 

Get a sneak preview of the

show on CI Living on

February 17 at 4 p.m.

on WCIA Channel 3. 


. . . 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.

Who We Are

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