Societies and Forums

Growers in and around Illinois

​​American Orchid Society - good source for finding local growers and advice on growing orchids.

Illinois Orchid Society  (Chicago Botanic Garden)

The Orchid Board- provides a forum for asking questions about orchid culture and exchanging information about growing orchids.

The Orchid Mall - a great source for anything related to growing orchids. Regional clubs.

Orchid Society of Greater St. Louis - meets at the Missouri Botanical Garden.​

Prairie State Orchid Society (Springfield)

Peoria Orchid Society (Peoria)

Additional Resources

Orchids by Hausermann (Villa Park - Chicago suburb)

Hilltop Orchids (Cloverdale, IN - near Greencastle)

Fox Valley Orchids, Ltd (Villa Park - Chicago suburb)

Natt's Orchids (Naperville - Chicago suburb)

Select cultural information

  • Hardy orchids for Illinois gardens. Information about orchids which can be grown outside in your garden. Some of them are native to our area, but have become rare in the wild. [Read More]
  • Orchid Pests and Diseases: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention, by Sue Bottom. A downloadable PDF document on the identification and treatment of orchid diseases and pests, with numerous helpful photos. [Read More]
  • Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia, by Jay Pfahi. A comprehensive alphabetical listing of orchid species, with photos and information about their cultural needs. [Read More]