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The Orchid Show
In the Tropics

February 9 – March 24, 2019
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Orchids After Hours, Thursday evenings, 4 – 8 p.m.

Tickets will be available beginning January 8, 2019.

Adults: $10/$12
Seniors 62+: $8/$10
*Children age 3–12: $8/$10
Buy your parking in advance for faster entry.

Early close: 3 p.m. on March 20, 2019

The tropics are closer than you think.

This year’s Orchid Show captures the spirit of islands, beaches, and rainforests in places like the South Pacific and the Amazon. You’ll get a feel for the radiance of blooms under sunlit palm trees and in forest canopies teeming with color and life. Picture more than 10,000 orchids in bloom, paired with sweeps of bromeliads and birds of paradise—lush, vibrant, intoxicating.

About the Show

Escape winter and unwind

It may be cold outside, but it’s warm inside at the Orchid Show Greenhouses and Galleries. Hear live Morning Music with Orchids on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or treat yourself to weekend brunch with a view at the Garden View Café after seeing the best flower show in town.

Morning Music with Orchids
Garden View Café

It’s the best. Eye candy. Ever.

Ready to buy an orchid for your home? The Garden Shop sells several varieties and mini-orchids, vendors at the Orchid Marketplace on weekends sell beautiful potted orchids, and the post-show plant sale offers many of the plants displayed in the exhibition at greatly reduced prices. Join the Illinois Orchid Society at its spring show and sale where vendors will be on-site to sell orchid plants and related products.

The Garden Shop
Orchid Marketplace
Illinois Orchid Society Spring Show & Sale
Post-Orchid Show Plant Sale


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*Children 2 and under: free

Generously supported by
J.P. Morgan logo

Additional support from
American Airlines
American Airlines is the Official Airline of the Chicago Botanic Garden