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

  • January 2019 Meeting

    Sunday, January 13, 2019 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: Nile Dusdieker:  "Orchids Over the Andes"

  • February 2019 Meeting - Potluck and Auction

    Saturday, February 09, 2019 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 2019

    Saturday, March 09, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

    IOS Spring Show 2019

     

    Spring Show 2019 Schedule:

    Set up March 8th

    March 9th - 10th.  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 2019

    Sunday, April 14, 2019 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. Kristen Uthus, from New World Orchids, MI., Topic:  Masdevallia and Dracula

  • May Meeting 2019

    Sunday, May 05, 2019 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, addressing Bulbophyllum

  • June Picnic Meeting 2019

    Sunday, June 09, 2019 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 2019

    Sunday, July 14, 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: Allen Black, topic:  Home Orchid Sex:  Orchid Breeding 101...From Pollination to Flowering

  • August Meeting 2019

    Sunday, August 11, 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 - Glenn Decker, Piping Rock Orchids, talk TBD

  • September Meeting 2019

    Sunday, September 08, 2019 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: Tom Sampliner, Talk TBD

  • IOS 2019 Fall Show

    Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM through October 13, 2019
    Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL

     

    The Illinois Orchid Society Fall Show and Sale, will be the weekend of October 12th  and 13th, 2019 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) or buy some plants.

    The Fall Show showcases IOS members and only table top displays are allowed.  All members are encouraged to put together a display on Friday, October 12th, during the event setup.  Just don't forget to register on the IOS website.