2019 Plant/Exhibit Registration Forms & Directions

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In the middle of winter, it is so delightful to be surrounded by the colorful and exotic fragrance of the world at a handy and comfortable location. This will be the 31st year for the Madison Orchid Growers Guild to host Orchid Quest.

Societies Participating

Batavia Orchid Society

Eastern Iowa Orchid Society

Illinois Orchid Society

Illowa Orchid Society

Orchid Grower's Guild

Wisconsin Orchid Society


   Anything Orchids

     Frankfort, Il 60423

  Fox Valley Orchids, Ltd.

    Naperville, Il 60565

  Klehm Growers

    Hampshire, IL

  Mei's Creations

     Muskegon, MI

  Natt's Orchids

     Naperville, Il 60564

  New World Orchids

     Manchester, MI 48158

  Orchids Inn

    Bloomington IL 61705

  Orchid Trading Company

     Glendale Heights, IL 60139

  Orchids by Hausermann

      Villa Park, IL 60181

Sophie's Orchids

      Minneapolis, MN

  Charlotte Fung Miller

      Madison, WI

2017 Orchid Growers Guild exhibit

This Year's Sponsors


Orchid Quest in 2018 will be Saturday & Sunday Feb. 3-4 at
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison.

Last updated: 1/26/19

​​​Auction Items (partial list)​

​127 Plate 193  Sarcanthus erinaceus = Stereochilus erinaceus, original hand colored lithograph, from James Bateman, A Second Century of Orchidaceous Plants (1867).  Selected from the subjects published in 'Curtis' Botanical Magazine' since the issue of the first century.  Publisher: L.Reeve, London

136 Catasetum Macrocarpum, lithograph by J. Fernandez, from Horatius R Descole, Genera Et Species Plantarum Argentinarum, 1943

122 'Trichocentrum pfavii' original chromolithograph from I'Illustration horticole, Vol. 33, 1886.

This antique Botanical print is from L'Illustration Horticole, one of the great Belgian horticultural periodicals of the 1800s.  Published from 1854 to 1896, L'Illustration Horticole featured a monthly review of noteworthy plants for the greenhouse and garden.  Included were descriptions, illustrations, history and advice on cultivating the plants.  In 1869 Jean Linden took over publication of the review (Linden is best known for his Iconography of Orchids). This print is noteworthy for the richness of the coloring, resulting from the chromolithographic process used to produce it.  The chromolith was prepared by Pieter de Pannemaeker, noted 19th century Belgium artist and lithographer.

76 Yellow Lady slipper [Cypripedium parviflorum], original photograph 8x10" by Anton L Wirtz, Brookfield WI

173 Yellow ladyslipper, original photo by Susan Cudden, Genoa IL, 8x10"


If cancellation notice is given 45 calendar days or more prior to the set-up date for Orchid Quest, a full refund will be given.

If cancellation notice is given 30-44 calendar days prior to set-up date for Orchid Quest, a refund of 50 percent will be given.

If cancellation notice is given with less than 30 calendar days to set-up date for Orchid Quest, no refund will be given.

 Any cancelled tables will be offered to other vendors by the Orchid Quest committee at full price after all pre-planned tables are sold. If that transpires, that refund may be given to the vendor that had cancelled

The Olbrich Botanical Gardens is the host for our orchid show. There will be both an exhibit area to view, and a vendor area with thousands of fragrant orchids for sale. Also planned will be growing seminars, raffle, silent auction and plenty of advice for orchid growers (new and experienced)!

Orchid Quest is Saturday, February 2, 2019, 9 AM to 4 PM

(Show Room opens at 10 AM) and

Sunday, February 3, 2019, 9 AM to 3 PM

Admission and parking are FREE.

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​​Orchid Grower's Guild
Madison, Wisconsin


      Saturday, February 2, 2019       
2:30 p.m.      "Orchid Growing for the Beginner"                               by Nile Dusdieker

        Sunday, February 3, 2019

11:00 a.m.   "Ecology of Wisconsin Native Orchids"                        by Scott Weber

1:00 p.m.        "Growing and Repotting Orchids"                                 by Keith Nelson  

Exhibit Layout

Vendor Layout

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Thanks to all that attended Orchid Quest 2018. We hope you

enjoyed yourselves and will return next year on

Feb 2nd and 3rd 2019 for our next show.