Central Illinois

Orchid Society Grow Your Passion

An eclectic group of novice to veteran orchid enthusiasts invite you to explore and share your love of this diverse, expansive family of flowering plants.

The Orchid Society
The Orchid Society

About Us

Central Illinois Orchid Society was founded in 1958. 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.


  • 1. Exchange orchid-related information among orchid hobbyists;
  • 2. Provide a forum for disseminating orchid-growing information through educational programs offered to our members and the public;
  • 3. Support local and global orchid conservation efforts;
  • 4. Enjoy the fellowship of others who share a fascination with orchids.
The Orchid Society
The Orchid Society
The Orchid Society

Announcements and Upcoming Events

CIOS Annual Show and Sale

Saturday, March 4th, 10 AM to 2 PM

Hessel Park Church, 700 W. Kirby, Champaign

Doors open to the public at 10 AM. Free Admission.

Win a Door Prize! Watch repotting demos at 11 and 1!  Learn from experienced orchid growers. 

Come early to buy orchids while supplies last--please bring cash or check for purchases.

Browse through displays of members' own orchids (not for sale) and have your questions answered.

Join us!  

The Orchid Society
The Orchid Society


We invite you to join the Central Illinois Orchid Society. Annual membership is only $30 for the first member and $50 for a couple. Click here for a printable form. Please mail your completed form and check as directed. Hope to see you soon!