CHAOS display at the Lewis Ginter Garden in Richmond, VA. The show will be up until Sunday, March 5.

Jeff Morris acting president of the CHAOS setting up the display at Lewis Ginter Gardens.

Table top installation at the National Capital Orchid Society Show in February, 2023.


The Charlottesville Orchid Society participated recently in two orchid shows and won best in show in both. Jeff Morris and his team won numerous awards in the Virginia Orchid Society's show that was held at the Lewis Ginter Gardens in Richmond, VA  from March 10 - 12. Jeff also won many indiidual awards for the various orchids that made up the exhibit. See picture to the left.

In addition, Jeff entered a table top exhibit at the National Capital Orchid Show Where he placed first in the Society Large Table Top Display. See picture at left.


Our next meeting will be on April 16 (date changed because of Easter). See meeting dates and details in the Calendar of Events.

The Charlottesville Orchid Society has been active since 1975 in Central Virginia.  It is affiliated with the American Orchid Society.    

The objectives of the Society are to provide for the exchange of  information on the culture of orchids and to expand knowledge and appreciation of orchids in our community.

The Society draws its members from all walks of life---people as varied as the plants they grow and the methods used to grow them.

There are currently over 30,000 known species of orchids and a plethora of hybrids.

Contrary to popular belief, orchids are quite hardy and can be grown on a sunny windowsill or under lights.

The public is welcome to come to one of our meetings to learn more about the wonderful world of orchid growing in the home. You will be surprised at the quality and quantity of orchids grown by some of our novice and experienced members. Not to worry if you are new to the wonderful and fascinating world of orchid growing. We happily welcome beginner and experienced growers alike. Please join us at our our next meeting.

Meetings are held the second Sunday of every Month. For further information, please email