The Orchid Show
of Wonders

February 10 – March 24, 2024
Daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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A grandiose dose of silliness and fun

Step right up to The Orchid Show of Wonders, where your favorite carnival and circus attractions come to life in new ways. You’ll walk under Ferris wheel seats, and marvel at unicycles on tightropes and other gravity-defying surprises under the big top. This Orchid Show whisks you away to a whimsical world of 10,000 fresh, vibrant blooms.

Adult: $10 Member/$21 Nonmember       
Children 3 – 12 yrs: $7 Member/$14 Nonmember       
Children 2 and under: Free

Orchids after hours      
Select dates.

Plus Level Members and Donors Benefit       
As a plus or donor level member, you will receive free Orchid Show tickets—this year online. A timed ticket is required to enter. Please note: Your free tickets are based on your membership level.       

To make your free reservations use these instructions:

  • Sign in to your online account on or after January 25
  • Press "My Account" in top navigation
  • View your benefit in your account portal (My Account)
  • Click through "Redeem Now" to reserve your free tickets (based on your member level)
  • Additional tickets can purchased at a discounted rate with your purchase
  • View an instructional video on how to redeem your tickets
  • If you are having trouble redeeming tickets, please call our support line: (847) 835-6801

General Public       
Your Orchid Show ticket includes admission to the Garden; parking not included.       
Note that free Garden admission days do not include Orchid Show tickets.


Orchids After Hours

February 14, 16, 22 & 29            
March 7, 14, 15, 21 & 22            
5 to 8 p.m.

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Mingle with the blooms and enjoy a vibrant night out at Orchids After Hours, featuring cocktails and light bites for purchase. Separate ticket required; members cannot use free Orchid Show tickets for this event. View Menu

Photographers’ Hours

February 13, 20 & 27           
March 5, 12 & 19           
8:15 to 9:45 a.m.  or 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.

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Pre-show ticketed access for photographers; capacity is limited.

Interested in orchids?

Take a class

Orchid Marketplace

February 10–11, 17–18 & 24–25           
March 2–3 & 23–24

Illinois Orchid Society            
Show & Sale

March 9 & 10

Rare Book Exhibition:   
Captivating Cattleyas 

Lenhardt Library, through March 24  
Free Library Talks  
Saturday, March 23  
2 p.m.

Post-Orchid Show           
Plant Sale

March 28


Supported by

Endeavor Health