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.

Click here to see 2020 Chicago Judging Calendar


Orchid societies

American Orchid Society (AOS)

         AOS orchid culture

Mid-America Orchid Congress (MAOC)

         MAOC Newsletters

         MAOC Newsletter Fall 2019

Regional Orchid Societies

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

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.

FTD's list of types of orchids

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

Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia - Created by Jay Pfahl, 22,759 species in 866 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.