To spread the love and knowledge of orchids.

Next meeting:


April 8th, 2018

Chicago Botanic Garden, Regenstein Center

Speaker:  Bill Rogerson

Bill Rogerson is a long-time member of the Illinois Orchid Society who specializes in growing and collecting Cattleya species.  Bill is an AOS judge and has won more than a hundred AOS awards, mostly for Cattleya species.  Species often have more exacting cultural requirements than hybrids because they exhibit sharply seasonal growing and resting behavior that must be respected in order to achieve optimal results.  Bill will discuss some key cultural requirements for growing Cattleya species including the all-important question of when and when not to repot them.  He will also provide an overview of the various different species within the Cattleya alliance. Bill plans on bringing some plants from his collection that are in bloom for members to see.


Generally, meetings at CBG are as follows
11:00 a.m. Meet & Greet
11:30 a.m. Mentors Meeting
12:30 p.m. Plant judging starts
12:30 p.m. Monthly workshop
Short Business Meeting
1:15 p.m. approx., Speaker begins
Schedule is subject to change as needed.

Please note: No recording or videotaping of our meetings or guest speakers without the express written approval by the Illinois Orchid Society Board of Directors and knowledge of the Society members.