The Orchid Show

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.

COVID-19 Notice:
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.

After Hours

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