Societies Participating

Batavia Orchid Society

Eastern Iowa 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

  Natt's Orchids

     Naperville, Il 60564

  New World Orchids

     Manchester, MI 48158

  Orchids Inn

    Bloomington IL 61705

  JoAnn Picks 

​     Estonia, MN

  Orchid Trading Company

     Glendale Heights, IL 60139

  Orchids by Hausermann

      Villa Park, IL 60181

   Paradigm Gardens

      Madison WI 53718

   R. V. James Designs, LLC.

      Madison, WI 53705

  Charlotte Fung Miller

      Madison, WI

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      Saturday, February 3, 2018       
2:30 p.m.      "How to Grow Orchids"                                                   by Keith Nelson

        Sunday, February 4, 2018

11:00 a.m.   "Repotting and Growing Orchids"                                 by Keith Nelson

1:00 p.m.        "WOW Phals"                                                                  by Nile Dusdieker  

The Olbrich Botanical Gardens is the host for all the usual huge orchid displays in the exhibit area and thousands of fragrant orchids for sale from vendors. Also planned will be the growing seminars, raffle, silent auction and plenty of advice for new orchid growers!

The show is Saturday, February 3rd 2018, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(Exhibit Room opens at 10 a.m.) and

Sunday, February 4th 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m..

Admission and parking are FREE.

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. It will be the 30th year for the Madison Orchid Growers Guild to host Orchid Quest.

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"


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

Orchid Grower's Guild
Madison, Wisconsin

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.


f 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