The Orchid Show
“Orchids Galore That Would Delight Dorothy!”
“An island in the snow”
“The Orchid Show...is beyond words.”
Of course you’ll be taking pictures! Need inspiration? Large-scale orchid images by Anne Belmont, photographed at our 2014 Orchid Show, line the walls of Krehbiel Gallery on your way into the exhibition.
Tripods and monopods are not allowed in the exhibition except for Wednesdays from noon to 4 p.m.
Photographers: get exclusive access to the Orchid Show with private photography rental for groups of up to 20, with tripods allowed. Available every day of the exhibition for one hour each morning (9 to 10 a.m.). Fee of $300 includes parking. Call (847) 835-6801 for details.
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. (Check back for dates.)
Orchidpalooza: Illustrated Orchid Varieties rare book exhibition features five over-sized, chromolithographs from Frederick Sander’s Reichenbachia: Orchids Illustrated and Described, published in 1895. These unique proof impressions are unsigned, untitled, and unnumbered, and were likely intended for a third series of this work on orchids that was never issued.
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.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
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