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

With great sadness, we mourn the loss of Mitzi Williams, our beloved friend, mentor-to-many, and devoted CIOS leader. Click here to view our tribute to Mitzi.

Sunday, July 17th, 4:00 PM— Annual CIOS Member Picnic. At the Francis' home (address is in your email from Linda and in the newsletter). A meat dish will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring  dish to share. For planning purposes, we need a headcount. Please RSVP to Linda at casadibailey@gmail.com to let her know if you will or will not be attending and, if you are coming, how many of you and what you think you will bring to share.

Monday, August 8th To be announced.

Monday, September 12th, 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Wade Hollenbach (Wade’s Orchids). Hessel Park Christian Reformed Church, 700 W. Kirby Ave, Champaign. Plants will be available for purchase.

Monday, October 10th, 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. — CIOS Member Sale and Officer Elections. Hessel Park Christian Reformed Church, 700 W. Kirby Ave, Champaign.

November — CIOS Holiday Dinner. — Date/time/location to be determined.

December — No meeting. — Happy holidays to you all and we look forward to seeing you in 2023!


The Orchid Society
The Orchid Society


We invite you to join the Central Illinois Orchid Society. Annual membership is only $15 for the first member and $25 for a couple. Click here for a printable form. Please mail your completed form and check as directed. Hope to see you soon!