Central Illinois

Orchid Society Grow Your Passion

An eclectic group of orchid enthusiasts invite you to explore and share your love of this 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.

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 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

Upcoming Events

Our next meeting is Monday, June 14th at 6:30 P.M. via Zoom, presented by Terry Moore. The Zoom link will be emailed to members in advance. Nonmembers are welcome to attend! Request the link by clicking on the Contact Us button above or our email address below.

Our June program will be about "Spring Orchid Care and Summering Outdoors."  Terry will discuss general spring maintenance of orchids, including repotting. He will explain the reasons behind and the benefits of moving most orchids outside for the warmer months and letting Mother Nature take her lead. Terry will also describe specifically how he prepares his own orchids to go outside for the summer and how he grows them, including pest control and his schedule of watering and feeding.  

Terry is our society's Program Chair and he previously served as Vice President and Programming Director for the Illinois Orchid Society. He has been collecting orchids since the mid-1990s and has built an extensive and diverse collection, which you can check out on his You Tube channel, "TD Moore than just ORCHIDS."

The Orchid Society
The Orchid Society

Membership

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!