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

Welcome 

. . . 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 next meeting is on Monday February 11, 2019.   The meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. at Hessel Park Church.  We will be finalizing the plans for the Show and Sale on March 9 and sign up volunteers for various tasks.  In addition, we will have a member panel presentation on various potting media. 









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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, Dendrobiums, Oncidiums, etc. that are tolerant of most home environmenst 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. 

Membership 

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.