Batavia Orchid Society
Eastern Iowa Orchid Society
Illinois Orchid Society
Illowa Orchid Society
Orchid Grower's Guild
Wisconsin Orchid Society
Frankfort, Il 60423
Naperville, Il 60565
Neenah, WI 54956
Naperville, Il 60564
Manchester, MI 48158
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Villa Park, IL 60181
Madison WI 53718
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 2018
Orchid Quest in 2018 will be Saturday & Sunday Feb. 3-4 at
Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison. Perfect fit!
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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 email@example.com 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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ORCHID QUEST GROUP RATE
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.
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
Saturday 1:00 pm
Orchid growing from the beginning
Saturday 2:30 pm
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
Sunday 1:00 pm
Building an Ever-Blooming Orchid Collection
Sunday 2:00 pm