The Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show will provide an infusion of warmth and color to guests visiting the Chicago Botanic Garden this winter. The event will run daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, through Sunday, March 16, 2014.
Visitors will enter the exhibition through an orchid-and-palm allée, then view a large orchid tree surrounded by other displays. The greenhouses will be filled with orchids on trees, in the ground, and suspended on hanging structures. The effect will give visitors the feeling of being surrounded by colorful, fragrant blooms. Guests can also wind their way through orchid columns as they read about conservation efforts.
This showcase of unusual and stunning orchids will give visitors the opportunity to learn about one of the largest, most diverse and revered flowering plant families.
The Illinois Orchid Society will have experts on hand to answer questions, provide re-potting services, and offer a marketplace every weekend.
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