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.

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



  • Monday, October 11 @ 6:30 P.M.--Member Sale and Election of Officers. Do you have any (non-diseased) orchids that no longer strike your fancy, that don't appreciate the growing conditions you provide them, or whom you might want to "unfriend?" Are you suffering from an overabundance of surplus supplies?  Gather them, put a (small) price on each item, and bring them to our October Member Sale to be re-homed. This is a fundraiser for CIOS, so all money from the sale goes into the Society's account. We are meeting at our usual place--the Hessel Park Christian Reformed Church, 700 W. Kirby Avenue, Champaign, IL. 
  • Sunday, November 7 @ 5 PM.--Holiday dinnerTimpone's Restaurant, 710 S. Goodwin, Urbana IL.  We will be in the private room upstairs. Members and significant others only. Everyone will order off the main menu and pay for their own meals. CIOS members who attend will each receive a free orchid!  To make sure that you are included and that there are enough orchids for members, contact Linda Bailey no later than Monday, November 1st, to let her know if you are (or are not) attending and whether you will be bringing a guest. 
  • There is no meeting scheduled for December. Happy holidays--see you next year!
The Orchid Society
The Orchid Society

JOIN US

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!