February 13 – March 13, 2016
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Adults: members/nonmembers: $8/$10
Seniors 62+: members/nonmembers: $6/$8
Children 3 to 12: members/nonmembers: $6/$8, Children 2 and under: free
Buy your parking in advance for faster entry.
Orchid Two-Pack: includes parking and two tickets to the Orchid Show
Tripods and monopods are not allowed in the exhibition except for Wednesdays from noon – 4 p.m.
Wonderful & Weird
With more than 10,000 orchids, all blooming at once, the Orchid Show is a welcome sight for winter-sore eyes—and the only show of its kind in the Chicago area! With colors bold & ethereal, flowers elegant & bizarre, fragrances sweet & rotten, and stories ancient & modern, a visit to the Orchid Show is a fascinating study in contrasts.
About the Show
Special Orchid Events
Unwind & Unplug
It may be cold outside, but it’s warm inside at the Orchid Show Greenhouses and Galleries. New this year: our first-ever Concert with Orchids, starring indie music duo The Accidentals, who were a sensation at the 2015 South By Southwest Music Festival! Get tickets now.
Concert with Orchids
Morning Music with the Orchids
For Orchid Beginners & Experts
There’s a lot to learn about orchids, whether you’re an orchid newbie or have been growing them for years. Ready to buy an orchid for your home? The Garden Shop sells several varieties and mini-orchids, vendors sell at the Orchid Marketplace on weekends, and the post-show plant sale opens to members on March 17 (general public hours are 2 to 4 p.m.).
Post-Orchid Show Plant Sale
Visit the Orchid Society Website
It’s the best. Eye candy. Ever.