Orchids: A Winter escape blooming in Chicago

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If you’ve had your fill of cold and snow, we have just the ticket. And it doesn’t involve a plant to Maui. The Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe is furiously putting the finishing touches on their second annual Orchid Show. And as WGN’s Micah Materre reports, it’s a tropical paradise as far as the eye can see.

Some parts of the Orchid Show are free, although to see everything in all rooms and greenhouses requires a ten dollar ticket. Members get a two dollar per ticket discount. The Illinois Orchid Society and the Chicago Botanic Garden will hold a plant sale the last weekend of the show, March 14th and 15th. For even more information about the show and to find some of the artists featured in this report, please click these links.

Producer Pam Grimes, and Photojournalist Steve Scheuer, produced this report.

(CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN ORCHID SHOW)

http://www.chicagobotanic.org/orchid

(ILLINOIS ORCHID SOCIETY)

http://www.iosoc.com/

(ANNE BELMONT PHOTOGRAPHY)

http://annebelmont.zenfolio.com/

(FLAMENCO / CLASSICAL GUITAR)

http://spanishguitarstudio.com/SpanishGuitarStuido/Home.html

(BOTANICAL ARTIST)

http://heeyoungkim.com/

http://www.oppenheimereditions.com/botanical.asp

 

 

 

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