Chicago Judging Center monthly judging will be held on the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Chicago Botanic Gardens, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe, IL at 1:00 PM. Plants accepted at 12:00 PM and after for judging. All are welcome to observe.
Regional Orchid Societies
Commercial members & orchid growers
B & H Orchids
Websites dedicated to orchid conservation & research
Mid-American Orchid Congress - an organization of orchid societies dedicated to preservation of orchids in their natural habitats, the propagation of orchids by seed and cuttings, the development of new and better plants through breeding, and providing information to growers who subscribe to our principles.
Plants of Concern (The Chicago Botanic Garden) - a volunteer monitoring program for rare plants in the Chicago region.
Orchid information sources
American Orchid Society (AOS) - Webinars, Orchids magazine, and so much more.
Go Orchids - Go Orchids is a tool to explore orchids native to the U.S. and Canada.
Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia - Created by Jay Pfahl, 22,759 species in 866 genera, this site is great at updating names and giving name synonyms.
Sanders Orchids - This web site is a celebration of the historical Sander contribution to the orchid world and includes digital copies of all four volumes of Reichenbachia.
The Orchid Mall - The Orchid Mall © is a listing of links to various informational and commercial sources about orchids.