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

  Goin' to Pot Orchids

    Neenah, WI 54956

  Klehm Growers

    Hampshire, IL

  Natt's Orchids

     Naperville, Il 60564

  New World Orchids

     Manchester, MI 48158

  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

From the north: Take I-90/94 toward Madison; keep right to take I-90/I-39 S toward Chicago. After 4 miles merge onto US-12 West Beltline Hwy., exit 142A, toward Madison. After 15 miles take Greenway Blvd, exit 252. Go left onto Greenway Blvd. Take first light go left onto John Q Hammons Dr. The Marriott will be on your left.

From the south: Take I-90/I-39 north toward Madison. Merge onto US West Beltline Hwy., exit 142A on the left toward Madison. After 15 miles take exit Greenway Blvd, exit 252. Go left onto Greenway Blvd. Take the first light go left onto John Q Hammons Dr. The Marriott will be on your left.

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, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(vendors open at 9 a.m.) and

Sunday, February 4th, 10 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.


Orchid Quest in 2018 will be Saturday & Sunday Feb. 3-4 at
Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison. Perfect fit!



2017 Plant/Exhibit Registration Forms & Directions

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Hotel Accommodations: We have reserved rooms at the Madison Marriott West at the group rate of only $119 each. Reservations MUST be made by Friday, January 2, 2015 to get the group rate, after that the prices will be $139 plus. Call the Marriott directly to book a room at 1-800-745-2032 and ask for the Orchid Quest Room Block.


The Marriott Madison West is located at 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Middleton on Madison's west side (GPS: N43 5.385 and W89 31.443).  Exit Highway 12/14 at Greenway Blvd.


Our keynote speaker, Sam Tsui has consented to give an additional talk at the end of Orchid Quest on Saturday at a dinner for all who would like to attend. His talk will be "The Care and Culture of Brachypetalum & Parvisepalum".

The dinner will be at Benvenuto's Italian Grill at 5:45 p.m. Saturday (transportation can be provided). Dinner will include  an assortment of Italian dishes, and will include bread, salad, dessert, soda and coffee. Wine can be purchased additionally if desired.

The dinner will be $30 and includes tax and gratuity. Advance reservations are necessary. Reserve your spot before Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Contact Nancy Thomas at 608-523-3607 or at to reserve your spot.  Checks can be made out to 'Orchid Grower's Guild' and mail to Nancy Thomas, Orchid Grower's Guild, PO Box 5432, Madison, WI 53705.

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Special prices are available for groups. Admission for the general public is $9 per person. Take $2 off per person for groups of 10 or more OR take $3 off per person for groups of 20 or more. Discount admission are for advance sales only.  Make arrangements for your group to come to Orchid Quest  by emailing  Terri Jozwiak  or calling 608-592-7906.

Orchid Grower's Guild
Madison, Wisconsin


      Saturday, February 4, 2017       
2:30 p.m.         "Orchid Growing for the beginner"
                      by Nile Dusdieker, Eastern Iowa Orchid                       Society

        Sunday, February 5, 2017

11:00 a.m.     "Wild Orchids of Wisconsin: The Good,                      the Invasive and the Nearly Invisible"
                     by Scott Weber, Bluestem Farms,                                  Baraboo

11 a.m.-1 p.m.  Performance by Collage Saxophone                                          Quartet
                       Musicians: Jon Nelson, Baritone Sax;                          Lynda Wright, Tenor Sax; Dennis Bear,                        Alto Sax; Gary Lensmeyer, Soprano                            Sax

1:00 p.m.         "Repotting Your Orchids 101"
                       by Keith Nelson, Orchid Growers Guild


Saturday 11:00 am

The Ease and Growing of Mulifloral Paphiopedilum - the Tropical Lady Slipper

Sam Tsai

Saturday 1:00 pm

Orchid growing from the beginning

Hermann Pigors

Saturday 2:30 pm

Repotting Orchids

Keith Nelson

Saturday 5:45 pm

Dinner an talk - see delow for details

Sunday 11:00 am

Around the World in 80 Orchids: Travels of an Orchidologist

Ken Cameron

Sunday 1:00 pm

Building an Ever-Blooming Orchid Collection

Leo Schordje

Sunday 2:00 pm

Repotting Orchids

Keith Nelson