The Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden

The Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Need a break from winter sore eyes in Chicago? You need to get yourself to the Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden this winter.

Winter in Chicago

The Chicago Botanic Garden

Head to the North Shore for the Chicago Botanic Garden’s annual Orchid Show, where there are more than 10,000 blooms on display to brighten your day. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors at the tropical oasis of the Orchid Show.

When : February 8th to March 22, 2020

Time : 10 AM – 4 PM

Adults: $12/$14
Seniors 62+: $9/$11
Children age 3–12: $9/$11
Free for children age 2 and under

Event website:
https://www.chicagobotanic.org/orchid

The Orchid Show at Regenstein Center

The Regenstein Center is filled with towering orchid installations, including a canopy of color, a floating carpet and a dramatic chandelier.

Time : 10AM – 4PM

Adults: $12/$14
Seniors 62+: $9/$11
Children age 3–12: $9/$11
Free for children age 2 and under

Orchid Marketplace

When : Saturdays & Sundays (Feb 8th- March 22, 2020) Time: 10 AM – 4 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday, starting Feb 8th through March 22, 2020, Orchids and orchid related merchandise will be for sale from a host of vendors at the center .On select weekends repotting services will be available from experienced members of the Illinois Orchid society, to repot visitors own orchids.

Adults: $12/$14
Seniors 62+: $9/$11
Children age 3–12: $9/$11
Free for children age 2 and under

Orchids After Hours

When: Thursdays (February 13, 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19, 2020)

Special evening – Open on Feb 14th (Friday-Valentine’s Day)

Time: 4-8PM

For those who want to make a luminous night out with orchids, cocktails and light bites, the center is open late on Thursday nights and on Valentine’s Day!

Adults: $12/$14
Seniors 62+: $9/$11
Children age 3–12: $9/$11
Free for children age 2 and under

The Orchid Show Photographers Hour

When: Tuesdays ( February 11, 18, 25, March 3, 10, 17, 2020)
Time: 8:15 – 9:45 AM

Adults: $12/$14
Seniors 62+: $9/$11

Orchid Classes

When: Feb 23, 28, 29. March 4,5,6,7 & 14

Orchid classes for adults wanting to learn more about Orchids. There are classes on Orchid photography, growing orchids indoors, Orchid Dish Garden Workshop,Orchids for Beginners and Mounting Orchids on Driftwood.

The Garden Shop

Find the perfect gift for your Valentine! They have something for everyone at the garden shop.Be it gardeners, cooks, hosts, or personal-care enthusiasts , you can find a gift just right for them at the shop.From jewelry to art, there is a wide range to choose from.

How to get to the Chicago Botanic Garden?

The Chicago Botanic Garden is easy to find and easy to reach, approximately 20 miles north of Chicago.
The Garden is located at 1000 Lake Cook Road in Glencoe, Illinois.

Getting to the Garden by Car

From Chicago
Follow the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) west to Edens Expressway (I-94) and U.S. Route 41. Exit at Lake Cook Road and travel ½ mile east to the Garden.

From the north
Head south on U.S. Route 41 or I-294. Exit at Lake Cook Road and travel east to the Garden.

From the west
From I-90, take I-294 toward Wisconsin. Exit at Lake Cook Road and travel east four miles to the Garden.

From the south
Take I-294 north, exit at Lake Cook Road, and travel east four miles to the Garden.

Getting to the Garden by Train

The Garden is located near the Braeside Metra train station on Metra’s Union Pacific North Line. 

For a schedule of trains, contact Metra at (312) 836-7000 or metrarail.com.

Once you arrive at the Braeside station, you may walk to the Garden. This is a beautiful and ADA-accessible walk of only .8 mile. Follow the North Branch Trail, which also links bike riders to trails south of the Garden. You may also call the 303 Taxi Cab Company at (847) 729-0303. From the Glencoe Metra station, you may take a shuttle or a Pace bus to the Garden.

For more information, call (847) 835-5440.

Getting to the Garden by Bus

For the most up-to-date information, contact Pace Suburban Bus Service at (847) 836-7000 or pacebus.com.

Bus connections are available from Davis Street in Evanston, and the Glencoe and Highland Park train stations. Take the 213 Pace bus marked “Northbrook Court.” Buses run north and south on Green Bay Road and then west on Lake Cook Road to the Garden. Buses do not run on Sundays or holidays.

Plan your visit

You have all the details you need about “The Orchid Show” in this blogpost of mine. Are you ready to plan you visit now ? The Orchid show opens this weekend and goes on till almost the last week of March. You can plan an early visit on Valentine’s Day, if your sweet heart is a garden lover, perhaps buy an orchid plant or two, a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day.

Maybe some orchid jewelry or an art to hang at home, whatever you choose you will love the fact that you visited the Orchid Show.It has so much to offer!

Did you know what you thought as the fussy, mysterious Orchid plant is the easiest plant to grow indoors. Read all about pet friendly indoor plants you can grow at home this winter, here.

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