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 next meeting of the Charlottesville Orchid Society will be February 11th at 2PM.

  Please email (or click the link below) for directions.


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 our next meeting.

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