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Mark Morten

Vice President:
John Gross

Ann Schilsky

Ethelene Ferdinand
New Member Contact:

Tom Gephart



Welcome to the internet home of
Prairie State Orchid Society

Centered around Springfield, Illinois, we are a group of orchid lovers who meet regularly to discuss, enjoy, learn about and indulge our passion for orchids. Our members include some experts and knowledgeable growers to those who are beginners to orchid care and growing

What we all have in common is a love for these beautiful plants and a desire to share our enthusiasm.

We invite you to join us at our monthly meetings which are held on the third Friday of the month (7 pm) . Meetings are held at the Hampton Inn, 2300 Chuckwagon Drive, Springfield, IL in the Conference Room. Our annual February show and sale is held at Springfield's Washington Park Botanical Garden in Springfield.

September Program Changed to AOS Webinar Video

The September monthly program on September 15th will be our first opportunity to utilize the AOS Webinar Video Library.  The program will be American Orchid Society Staff Member Ron McHatton speaking on "Orchid Pests and How to Manage Them".

 We also have some really interesting and beautiful raffle plants from Marilyn Ledoux of Windy HIll Gardens


Annual Show/Sale

The annual sale at Washington Park Botannical Conversatory was a huge success. The fair weather and blue skies first day of the show/sale brought sales of over 300 plants in the sale room. Guests viewed the lovely orchids on display in the conservatory with the members many orchids of different species and hybrids.

Take a look at the winners page (click on the picture) which is presented below in PDF listing all the winners in the many categories.


JOIN the Prairie State Orchid Society

Click on our membership form to see how you can become a member and enjoy the benefits of our society of great people.

The society has many perks from joining and it is amazing to see how fast an orchid collection will grow when you join.

PSOS is on FaceBook.

View our latest photos and information on our FaceBook page at Prairie State Orchid Society.