About the Orchid Show


Of course you’ll be taking pictures. Take advantage of a special Photographers’ Hour!

Photographers’ Hour: Tuesdays, 8:15 to 9:45 a.m.; tripods and monopods allowed. No screens or backdrops please. Regular ticket fee applies; limited tickets available.

Posed photography is not permitted in the exhibition.

Orchid Marketplace

Every weekend during the show, orchids are for sale at the Orchid Marketplace. An extra bonus: members of the Illinois Orchid Society offer repotting services on select weekends for the orchids you bring from home. Click here for our video blog about repotting orchids.

Orchid Classes

Learn more in one of our Adult Education classes that feature orchids or a visit to the Orchid Show.

Garden Shop

The perfect gift: a mini orchid from our Garden Shop! Don’t miss the orchid pots, books, and jewelry—and our exclusive line of orchid-illustrated home accessories and kitchenware.

Learn from the Experts

Ask the Illinois Orchid Society all of your orchid questions; society orchid experts will be on hand every weekend during the Orchid Show. The society will hold its annual spring show of judged orchid displays in Nichols Hall.