To spread the love and knowledge of orchids.


IOS Spring 2018 Show! 

March 10th - 11th. Open hours: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Special Photographers hour:  Sunday March 11th, 9:00 am - 10:00 am (tripods only allowed during this time)

Come and see who won top honors in the many displays at the IOS Orchid Show

There will be many orchid vendors selling plants, as well as the Illinois Orchid Society will be selling plants, bark and fertilizer. 

Show is free, but CBG parking fees apply

Repotting service will be available. 

We still need volunteers to sign up for the IOS show. Please see the Spring show drop-down menu to volunteer. 


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. 

 

 

 


  • Featured event

    Spring Show

     

    The Illinois Orchid Society will be providing information on orchids and docents for the Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden every Saturday and Sunday, starting February 11 and ending on our show weekend, March 10-11, 2018.

     

    2018 IOS Spring Show Schedule of Events

    February 10-11:

    Orchid Show opens at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

    10-4pm. Volunteers needed to man the membership table, docent, repot orchids, and sell bark.

    February 17-18:

    10-4pm. Volunteers needed to man the membership table, docent, repot orchids, and sell bark.

    February 24-25:

    10-4pm. Volunteers needed to man the membership table, docent, repot orchids, and sell bark.

    March 3-4:

    10-4pm. Volunteers needed to man the membership table, docent, repot orchids, and sell bark.

     

    Illinois Orchid Society Show Weekend!

    Fri. March 9:

    12 noon. Display set up starts in Nichols Hall

    2pm - 8pm. Vendors, Exhibitor  & Display set up.

    2:30pm - 6pm. Plant registration

     

    Sat. Mar. 10:

    7am - 10am Ribbon judging.  Volunteer to Clerk.

    10am. AOS Judging (until done).

    10am - 4pm. Show Hours

     

    Sun. Mar. 11:

    9am - 10am. Photographers only

    10am - 4pm. Show Hours

    4pm - 6pm. Show Tear down

     

    You can sign up to Volunteer for any week during the IOS supported weekends of the CBG show or for the IOS Show weekend.  You can also sign up to be an Exhibitor or Vendor for the IOS Show weekend and as a vendor for the Orchid Marketplace.

     

    The IOS will be assisting in the Orchid Marketplace for 2 additional weekends.

    Mar 17-18:

    Volunteers not needed.  Vendors only.

    Mar 24-25:

    Volunteers not needed.  Vendors only.

     

    WHEN
    March 11, 2018 at 10am - March 12, 2018 at 4pm
    WHERE
    Chicago Botanic Garden
    1000 Lake Cook Rd
    Glencoe, IL 60022
    United States
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