. . . 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.

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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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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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The March meeting is the annuale Show and Sale on March 9, 2019 at the Hessel Park Church.  The details of the event is found in the poster below.  Members:  if you can help at set up and/or take down, please contact Terry. 

Who We Are

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

The 2019 Orchid Show and Sale is on March 9th this year.  Everyone is welcome to come and see amazing number of unusual  orchids that our members brought to bloom.  Some are so unique that many orchid retailers do not carry them often. 

 Sale orchids will include many Cattleyas, Paphiopedilums,  Oncidiums, etc. that are tolerant of most home environment in order to bloom.  In addition  to demonstrations on repotting,  experts are  available throughout the day to give advice on many aspects of orchid growing, from selection of plants to dividing.  Pots and potting media can be purchased at this event as well.