The Orchid Show: Untamed
February 12 - March 27, 2022
Nature finds a way
The Orchid Show is back, celebrating the unexpected verve of wild orchids—in an old secret garden, a forgotten forest, and the whimsical spaces of our imagination (say, atop a 1900s-era piano and reflected in an infinity mirror, for starters). Soak up the radiance of 10,000 blooming orchids in the quiet of winter.
Buy tickets starting in early February 2022.
Help protect yourself and others:
You must wear a face mask at the Orchid Show and any other public indoor place, per current Cook County mandate.
Your Orchid Show ticket includes admission to the Garden; $8 parking fee applies.
If you have complimentary, one-time use Orchid Show tickets, don’t forget to bring them! You may buy tickets for extra guests, or for additional visits, at a discounted member rate. You must show your membership card for free admission and other benefits at the Garden. Members always park for free.
Learn more about our general-admission free days. Please note: General admission free days do not include Orchid Show or Orchid Show After Hours tickets or parking.
The health and safety of our staff and visitors is our priority: The Garden will follow all state and Cook County guidelines to mitigate COVID-19 that are in place at the time of the event, including guidance on wearing masks.
Treat yourself and friends to a night out at Orchids After Hours, featuring cocktails and light bites for purchase, and an evening look at the Orchid Show. Open Thursday evenings and Valentine’s Day, 5 to 8 p.m.
Buy tickets starting in early February.
This is a separate ticketed event; complimentary Orchid Show tickets do not apply.
Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and face mask are required at Orchids After Hours, per Cook County mandate. (Vaccination card, photocopy or digital copy must be shown, along with a photo ID.)
Tuesdays, 8:15 – 9:45 a.m.; limited capacity
Pre-Show ticketed access for photographers
Learn about orchids and how to care for them:
How to Select a Good Orchid
Trust Us: Orchids Aren’t that Hard to Grow
Repotting Orchids, Part 1: Phalaenopsis
Repotting Orchids, Part 2: Paphiopedilum
Six Reasons Why Orchids Are Cool
Test your Orchid IQ—how do orchid roots work?
The Hidden Partners of the Vanilla Orchid
Studying Fungi Amid the Ghost Orchids
A Scientist with Orchid Fever
The Love Lives of Orchids
Ancient & Modern: Two Love Stories, One Fantastic Orchid