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Come out and visit us or help out and volunteer at an event. 

  • January 2018 Meeting

    Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 11:30 AM
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

    Schedule:

    11:00am - Member plant sales (ends at 1pm)

    11:30am - Mentors/Newcomers Meeting

    12:30pm - Plant Judging begins

    1:30pm  - Members Meeting

    2:00pm  - Speaker: TBD

  • February 2018 Meeting - Potluck and Auction

    Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

    Schedule:

    IOS Members, Family and or One Friend

    Come out and enjoy our annual potluck to celebrate the start of the Chicago Botanic Gardens Orchid show!  

    We will again be having a Orchid Auction to raise money for an orchid-related project. 

    More details to follow!

  • Spring Show 2018

    Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

    Spring Show 2018 Schedule:

    March 10th - 11th.  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 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. 

  • Spring Show

    Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM through March 12, 2018
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

     

    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.

     

  • April Meeting

    Sunday, April 08, 2018 at 11:30 AM
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

    Schedule:

    11:00am - Member plant sales (ends at 1pm)

    11:30am - Mentors/Newcomers Meeting

    12:30pm - Plant Judging begins

    1:30pm  - Members Meeting

    2:00pm  - Speaker: TBD

  • May Meeting

    Sunday, May 06, 2018 at 11:30 AM
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

    Schedule:

    11:00am - Member plant sales (ends at 1pm)

    11:30am - Mentors/Newcomers Meeting

    12:30pm - Plant Judging begins

    1:30pm  - Members Meeting

    2:00pm  - Speaker: TBD

  • June Picnic Meeting

    Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 11:30 AM
    Natt's Orchids, Naperville IL in Naperville, IL

    Summer Picnic at Natt's Schedule:

    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!

  • August Meeting

    Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 11:30 AM
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

    Schedule:

    11:00am - Member plant sales (ends at 1pm)

    11:30am - Mentors/Newcomers Meeting

    12:30pm - Plant Judging begins

    1:30pm  - Members Meeting

    2:00pm  - Speaker: TBD

  • August Meeting

    Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 11:30 AM
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

    Schedule:

    11:00am - Member plant sales (ends at 1pm)

    11:30am - Mentors/Newcomers Meeting

    12:30pm - Plant Judging begins

    1:30pm  - Members Meeting

    2:00pm  - Speaker: TBD

  • August Meeting

    Sunday, December 08, 2019 at 11:30 AM
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

    Schedule:

    11:00am - Member plant sales (ends at 1pm)

    11:30am - Mentors/Newcomers Meeting

    12:30pm - Plant Judging begins

    1:30pm  - Members Meeting

    2:00pm  - Speaker: TBD