. . . 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.

Scenes from  the 2018 Holiday Dinner:  the present orchids await while the members enjoy dinner and conversation.  Thank you to those who spent a whole day getting the plants, and thanks to Jay for calling the ticket numbers again. 

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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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We had a very successful 2018.  The highlights of the year included a field trip to St. Louis to attend the Orchid Auction, hosted by the Greater St. Louis Orchid Society.  Another big event was a presentation by vendor/speaker,  Russ Vernon of New Vision Orchids.  We also increased membership to over 30 individuals.  Everyone's participation and engagement in the activities are critical to the vitality of a small society like ours. 

Our next meeting is on Monday January 14, 2019.  The meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. at Mark and Mitzi's residence.  Under the leadership of our new president, Linda Bailey, we will discuss the details of the 2019 Show and Sale.  There may be a short program, though that is not yet determined. 

Who We Are

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