CHAOS Awards- Virginia Orchid Society show at Lewis Ginter 2024

Jeff working on the CHAOS exhibit for 2024Virginia Orchid Society Show at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Sorrel "supervising"! :-)


The Charlottesville Orchid Society (CHAOS) 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 next meeting.

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