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Orchids, Orchids, Orchids

Yellow orchids

Photo credit Chicago Botanic Garden

The Chicago Botanic Garden presents The Orchid Show: Magnified, through March 26. This year’s show will illustrate what makes an orchid an orchid, with exaggerated elements that feature more than 10,000 orchid blooms.

Regular hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. On Thursdays the show is open in the evening from 5 to 8 p.m. for Orchids After Hours, with cocktails and light bites, including goat cheese croquette with orchid truffle honey and café con leche, available for purchase. Tuesday photographers’ hours through March 21 are 8:15 to 9:45 a.m. for monopods and tripods.

A rare book exhibition of Moth Orchids Illustrated in the Lenhardt Library features 10 volumes with beautiful illustrations of moth orchids, or Phalaenopsis, published between 1750 and 1900. A free library talk will be held at 2 p.m., March 12. The Illinois Orchid Society Spring Show & Sale takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 11 and 12. A post-show sale runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 30.

Location: 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe. For more information and tickets, visit