Welcome to the Central Vancouver Island Orchid Society. We are excited to share our passion for orchids with you…


We are a group of orchid enthusiasts from Nanaimo and the surrounding area who gather for monthly meetings to share our knowledge and experience for growing orchids successfully. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned grower, we invite you to join our society to learn more about the fascinating and diverse world of orchids. The CVIOS brings together people interested in orchids to promote and encourage orchid culture, preservation, education, and all other orchid-related activities of interest to its members.

All photography provided by CVIOS members. Banner photos above courtesy of Alexey Tretyakov and Sasha Kubicek.




Find out about our monthly meetings and featured speakers - guests are always welcome to join our meetings


What’s new

See photos of the CVIOS Orchid and Garden Market (April 13th) on our blog


March Display Table

Visit the gallery featuring our member’s contributions to the latest display table

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Forms for Downloading

Find forms for monthly meeting show tables, AOS judging submissions, membership forms, and more.

We are proud to host a dynamic Facebook community with regular updates of events and interesting orchid related posts. Please “Like” us and feel free to join in the conversations.