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  • Spring Show 2020 9 rsvps

    Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

     

     

    Spring Show 2020 Schedule:

    Set up March 13th

    March 14th - 15th.  10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Special Photographers hour:  Sunday March 10th, 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 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. 

  • April Meeting 2020

    Sunday, April 05, 2020 at 11:30 AM
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

    Schedule (all times are approx.):

    11:30 am - Mentors/Newcomers Meeting

    12:30 pm - Plant Judging begins

    12:30 pm  - Members Meeting

    1:00 pm  - Speaker: Bill Udziela:  Growing Lady Slipper Species in the Home Environment
     

    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.

  • May Meeting 2020

    Sunday, May 03, 2020 at 11:30 AM
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

    Schedule (all times are approx.):

    11:30 am - Mentors/Newcomers Meeting

    12:30 pm - Plant Judging begins

    12:30 pm  - Members Meeting

    1:00 pm  - Speaker: Dr. Ken Cameron, Professor, Botany; Director, WI State Herbarium College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

    Topic:  Vanilla Orchids

    We will also be voting for our 2020-2021 Board at this Meeting! 

     

    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.

  • June Picnic Meeting 2020

    Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 11:30 AM
    Natt's Orchids, Naperville IL in Naperville, IL

    Summer Picnic at Natt's Schedule:

    Natt's usually provides some food, but you are welcome to bring a dish to share. 

    Doors open at 10:00 am

    Plant judging starts at 12:30 pm (have your plant in place with forms filled out by then)

    Top point winners will be announced

    Shop-a-rama!

  • July Meeting 2020

    Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

    Schedule; all times are approximate:

    11:30am - Mentors/Newcomers Meeting

    12:30pm - Plant Judging begins

    1:00 pm  - Members Meeting

    1:30 pm  - Speaker: Loren Pollock - hands on workshop, "Compot with Me"

                       As of this writing, Loren is planning on a special treat for members!

     

    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.

  • August Meeting 2020

    Sunday, August 09, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

    Schedule; all times are approximate:

    11:30am - Mentors/Newcomers Meeting

    12:30pm - Plant Judging begins

    1:00 pm  - Members Meeting

    1:30 pm -  Speaker:  Leon Glicenstein, Topic:  Jewel Orchids

                                    http://www.orchidmall.com/misc/glicenstein.htm

     

    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.

  • September Meeting 2020

    Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 11:30 AM
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

    Schedule; all times are approximate:

    11:30am - Mentors/Newcomers Meeting

    12:30pm - Plant Judging begins

    12:30 pm - Workshop presented by JOEL EDWARDS (Multiple AOS Award winning grower of Habenaria)  Topic:  Habenaria Culture

    1:00 pm  - Members Meeting

    2:00pm  - Speaker: Robert Fuchs, President of R.F. Orchids,    Topic:  Vanda Orchids

                       http://rforchids.com/index.php/welcome/meet-robert-fuchs/

                       Robert Fuchs, President of R.F. Orchids

    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.

  • IOS 2020 Fall Show

    Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 10:00 AM through October 11, 2020
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

     

    The Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show and Sale, will be the weekend of October 10th  and 11th, 2020 at the Chicago Botanic Garden.  Show hours are 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday.  The show will open early on Sunday at 9:00 am for a special Photographer's hour.  At our fall show, members of the Illinois Orchid Society sell plants and divisions from their own collections.  Come to the show to see beautiful orchids from fellow orchid societies, displays by society members, learn about orchids from the Society, get an orchid repotted ($5+ea) or buy some plants.

    The Fall Show showcases displays from IOS members, vendors and orchid groups and only table top displays are allowed.  All members are encouraged to put together a display on Friday, October 9th, during the event setup.  Please don't forget to register your display and display items on the IOS website.  

  • November Meeting 2020

    Sunday, November 01, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe , IL

    Schedule; all times are approximate:

    11:30am - Mentors/Newcomers Meeting

    12:30pm - Plant Judging begins

    1:00 pm  - Members Meeting

    1:30 pm - Speaker:  Bil Thoms   Topic:  Bulbophyllum Culture

         https://bulbophyllums-com.myshopify.com/pages/home-page

     

    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.

  • December 2020 Holiday Party

    Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    Orchids by Hausermann in Villa Park, IL

    Pot-luck Holiday Lunch at Orchids by Hausermann.  Doors open at 11:00 am.  

    Please bring a dish to pass for 6-8 people for each member of your party.

    We will have plant judging - plants must be in place by 12:30 p.m. 

    Fun event to be announced!