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  • February 2020 Meeting - Potluck and Auction

    Saturday, February 08, 2020 at 05:30 PM
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

    Schedule:  Chicago Botanic Gardens, 5:30 p.m. set up pot luck.  6:15 pm dinner starts.  7:00 p.m. Auction starts.

    2020 IOS Members (you must be a 2020 member!), Family and or One Friend

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

    Get to see the CBG Orchid Show without the crowds.  

    Please bring your home made goodies to share - enough for 6 - 8 people for each member of your party.

    We will again be having a Orchid Auction (live and silent) to raise money for an orchid-related project. 

    Watch for the E-vite e-mail coming to your inbox soon - but only if you are a 2020 member!  

  • Spring Show 2020 6 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: TBA
     

  • 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: TBA

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

  • 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: TBD

  • 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 -  

  • 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

    1:00 pm  - Members Meeting

    2:00pm  - Speaker: TBD

  • 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:  TBD / Topic TBD