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  • commented on Away Shows 2016-10-31 21:31:41 -0500
    Could we get a list of the away shows for the year, like the listing of our mtgs? I know you went to a iowa. I expect 1-2 shows in January. Thanks.

  • To spread the love and knowledge of orchids.

    Next meetings:

    February 8th (Saturday Night!)  Chicago Botanic Gardens,

    CBG Orchid Show Viewing, Pot-luck dinner and Live and Silent Auction to benefit an orchid related organization.  

    Set-up for pot luck:  5:30 p.m.  Dinner approx. 6:15 p.m. (When president makes announcement)  Auction to start approx. 7:00 p.m.

    Event for 2020 members only, and their immediate family or one friend.  You MUST have your 2020 membership card to attend.

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

    Members have the opportunity to see the CBG Orchid show without all the crowds!  

    We will have plants and other orchid related items in both the live and silent auction - be prepared....bidding can be FIERCE! 

    We will also have orchid judging this night!


    IOS 2020 Spring Orchid Show, Chicago Botanic Gardens

    March 14th and 15th, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Come out and see who the best of show and best of classes are.

    We will have plant sales by the IOS members, as well as many other vendors.  

    Please see the 2020 Spring Show tabs for more information. 

    This is the IOS's BIG show for the year! 


    Generally, meetings at CBG are as follows (subject to change):

    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 (if any)
    Short Business Meeting
    1:15 p.m. approx., Speaker begins

    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.