Central Illinois

Orchid Society Grow Your Passion

Based in Champaign, Illinois, we are an eclectic group of novice to veteran orchid enthusiasts who invite you to explore and share your love of this diverse, expansive family of flowering plants.

The Orchid Society
The Orchid Society

About Us

Based in Champaign, Illinois, 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

Monday, June 10. CIOS Orchid Repotting Party!

Bring your own plants, pots, and planting media. If you are a bit new to orchids, don't hesitate to email us with any questions you might have. Different orchids like different media, so consider looking up your type of orchid in advance to see what may be best for your plant(s)

Saturday, July 6. CIOS Annual Member Potluck Picnic.

This year's picnic is being hosted at Melissa Edwards' home. Members are asked to bring a dish to share with the group. More details, the time, and address will be shared with members by email as the date draws near.

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, or bring your completed form and payment to our next meeting. Hope to see you soon!