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  • November Meeting 2019 1 rsvp

    Sunday, November 10, 2019 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:  Alan Koch, owner Gold Country Orchids, CA.  Topic TBD

  • December 2019 Holiday Party 1 rsvp

    Sunday, December 08, 2019 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.

  • January Meeting 2020

    Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 11:00 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

    1:30 pm - Speaker:  George Titterton

  • February 2020 Meeting - Potluck and Auction

    Saturday, February 08, 2020 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!  

    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. 

    More details to follow!

  • Spring Show 2020

    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 12, 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: Tomas Bajza of Tarzane Group:  Giant World of Miniature Orchids & Growing in Simple Setups
     

  • 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: Timothy Choltco On Bulbophyllums:  A Brief Survey

  • 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: Allen Black, topic:  Home Orchid Sex:  Orchid Breeding 101...From Pollination to Flowering

  • 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 - Glenn Decker, Piping Rock Orchids, talk TBD