Orchid societies, growers, conservation & research, information sources

Chicago Judging Center

Chicago Judging Center monthly judging will be held on the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Chicago Botanic Gardens, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe, IL at 1:00 PM.  Plants accepted at 12:00 PM and after for judging.  All are welcome to observe.

 

Orchid societies

American Orchid Society (AOS)

Batavia Orchid Society

Central Illinois Orchid Society

Central Indiana Orchid Society

Eastern Iowa Orchid Society

Michiana Orchid Society

Northeastern Wisconsin Orchid Society

Orchid Growers Guild

Wisconsin Orchid Society

Commercial members & orchid growers

Anything Orchids

B & H Orchids

Chalet Nursery

Clown Alley Orchids

Klehm Growers

Leo Schordje

Natt's Orchids

Orchids by Hausermann

Websites dedicated to orchid conservation & research

Mid-American Orchid Congress - an organization of orchid societies dedicated to preservation of orchids in their natural habitats, the propagation of orchids by seed and cuttings, the development of new and better plants through breeding, and providing information to growers who subscribe to our principles.

Native Orchid Conference

Orchid Conservation Alliance

Orchid Conservation Coalition

Orchids of Illinois

Plants of Concern (The Chicago Botanic Garden) - a volunteer monitoring program for rare plants in the Chicago region.

Orchid information sources

American Orchid Society (AOS) - Webinars, Orchids magazine, and so much more.

Go OrchidsGo Orchids is a tool to explore orchids native to the U.S. and Canada.

Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia - 16,650 species in 777 genera, this site is great at updating names and giving name synonyms. 

Sanders Orchids - This web site is a celebration of the historical Sander contribution to the orchid world and includes digital copies of all four volumes of Reichenbachia. 

The Orchid Mall - The Orchid Mall © is a listing of links to various informational and commercial sources about orchids.