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The Orchid Show
The Orchid Show
The Orchid Show

The Orchid Show

The Orchid Show

Photography at The Orchid Show

Photography

Of course you’ll be taking pictures. Need inspiration? Explore the Krehbiel Gallery, featuring the exhibition Big Blooms—Orchids by noted fine arts photographer Paul Lange. This year, take advantage of a special Photographers’ Hour!

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

Click here for Photography walks and classes.

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.

February 10–11Klehm Growers—paphiopedilums
Natt’s Orchids—live orchid plants
Suphattra's Clay Flowers—handmade clay orchids and flowers
Susan Willis—orchid-related artwork
February 17–18Klehm Growers—paphiopedilums
Natt’s Orchids—live orchid plants
Suphattra's Clay Flowers—handmade clay orchids and flowers
February 24–25Anything Orchids—live orchid plants
B&H Orchids—live orchid plants
Klehm Growers—paphiopedilums
Natt’s Orchids—live orchid plants
March 3–4Klehm Growers—paphiopedilums
Natt’s Orchids—live orchid plants
Orchid Inn, Ltd.—live orchid plants
March 10–11Illinois Orchid Society Spring Show and Sale
(vendors located in Burnstein Hall)

Anything Orchids—live orchid plants
B&H Orchids—live orchid plants
Klehm Growers—paphiopedilums
Natt’s Orchids—live orchid plants
New World Orchids—Japanese and other miniature orchids
Orchid Inn, Ltd.—live orchid plants
Raising Rarities—Cypripedium hybrids and species
Susan Willis—orchid-related artwork
March 17–18Klehm Growers—paphiopedilums
Natt’s Orchids—live orchid plants
March 24–25Klehm Growers—paphiopedilums

Lenhardt Library

Asian Orchids Illustrated: For more than 2,000 years, orchids have been intertwined with Asian culture, representing love, beauty, and grace. They are used medicinally, for their fragrance, and collected to the point of extinction. Illustrations of the rare and endangered orchid, Paphiopedilum rothschidianum (Rchb. f.) Stein, are featured along with illustrations of other Asian orchids from the Rare Book Collection. Presented in collaboration with the Orchid Show, several volumes from the Annals of the Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta series, published in the late 19th century, will be on display in the Lenhardt Library from January 26 through April 15.

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. Got a taste for vanilla? Nielsen-Massey vanilla products are here, too.

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.

Post-Orchid Show Plant Sale

Thursday, March 29, 2018
10 a.m. – noon: Garden Plus members only
Noon – 2 p.m.: Garden members (all levels of membership) only
2 – 4 p.m.: Open to the public

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