Orchids at Chicago Botanic Garden
The Illinois Orchid Society presents its annual fall mini-show October 15 and 16, 2011, in the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois.
Tabletop displays, from the rarest of species to cultivated hybrids, will be arranged in Burnstein Hall.
Individual orchids, propagated by members of the society, will vie for red, white and blue ribbons in 128 classes. The best-appointed plant in the show will receive the Chicago Horticultural Society Award from American Orchid Society judges.
The Illinois Orchid Society will have orchids for sale, and offer repotting services for $5.
Admission to the Chicago Botanic Garden is free, but parking costs $20.
The Chicago Botanic Garden is managed by the Chicago Horticultural Society. It is is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is a member of the American Public Gardens Association. The Chicago Botanic Garden is also host to Botanic Gardens Conservation International-U.S., and a member of the Center for Plant Conservation.
(NOTE: the original dates for the show were October 8 and 9, 2011; it’s now a week later on the calendar.)
(Photo courtesy of Chicago Botanic Garden)