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 nextl meeting is on April 8, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hessel Park Church.  It will be a workshop on repotting orchid plugs (very young plants) or breaking up a community of plantlets of  Dendrobium Green Flash (Dendrobium Andree Millar x Den. convolutum.) Andree Millar is rhodostictum x atroviolaceum .  The plant(s) and potting supplies are free to members. 

The 2019 Show and Sale was quite a success with over 100 visitors braving the heavy rain and gusty winds.  Here are some of the images from this year's Show and Sale.  More images are in the Gallery.

The winning raffle numbers were (last 4 digits) :  4927 for the glass jewelry and 4855 for the orchid.

Who We Are

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

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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


. . . 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.