Orchid Quest 2014
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
You will want to include Orchid Quest 2014 in your New Year’s Resolutions. One can attend this annual two-day event for orchid lovers, hobbyists and admirers at all levels of interest for one or two days. Think of it as a mini vacation to the tropics or an exotic island that is in your own back yard. The smell in the exhibit is intoxicating.
Hold the dates February 1 and 2, 2014! Check our website (orchidguild.org).
Orchid Quest 2014 is the 27th orchid show sponsored by the Madison Orchid Growers’ Guild. It will be held at Exhibition Hall of the Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI. There are huge orchid displays in the exhibit area and thousands of fragrant orchids for sale from vendors. Also: seminars, artwork, painted porcelain, raffle, silent auction and everything you need to take care of your new orchid plants.
Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids, California, is the keynote speaker.
The show is Saturday February 1, 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday February 2, 10 AM to 4 PM. One day entry fee is $7.00 and two day pass is $10.00. Children 12 and under are free. Tour group of 10 or more get$1.00 discount if is arranged ahead of time by calling 231-3163.
Saturday, February 1
11:00 AM “Spotted and Splashed Cattleyas and their Culture”
Fred Clarke - Sunset Valley Orchids, San Diego, CA
1:00 PM Taking the Mystery out of Growing Orchids
Hermann Pigors - AOS Judge, Dundee, IL
2:30 PM “Wonderful World of Brachypedilums”
Sam Tsui - Orchid Inn Orchids, Bloomington, IL
Sunday, February 2
11:00 AM “Native Orchids of the Midwest”
Scott Weber - Bluestem Farm, Baraboo, WI.
12:30 PM “Why do Orchid Names Keep Changing?”
Ken Cameron PhD - University of Wisconsin - Madison
2:00 PM “Repotting Orchids”
Lynn West - member of Orchid Growers’ Guild
Saturday, February 1 Evening Banquet
5:30 PM Sit down meal begins
6:00 PM “Catasetum species, hybrids and their culture”
Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids, San Diego, CA
Alliant Energy Center Exhibition HallDirections
- The Alliant Energy Center is located on the southern edge of Madison, just off Hwy. 12 & 18 (Beltline), on John Nolen Dr. between Olin Ave. and Rimrock Rd. From the Beltline, the big white dome roof of the Coliseum building is easy to recognize.
From the north on I-90/94:
Where I-90 and I-94 split, stay on I-90 to Chicago and Janesville – not I-94 to Milwaukee. After four miles, take exit #142A onto Hwy. 12/18 (Beltline) west to Madison. After five miles, the white dome roof of the Coliseum building is visible on the right. Take the John Nolen Dr. exit.
From the south on I-90: Exit #142A onto Hwy. 12/18 proceed as above.
From the east on I-94: At Madison, take I-90 to Janesville and Chicago then proceed as above.
From the west: Take Hwy. 12/18 (Beltline) going east. Exit at Rimrock Rd. or Exit #262. Take a left over the bridge. The Alliant Energy Center is on the left. You will see the entry gatesTimes
Sa, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; Sun, 10:00 am - 4:00 pmAdmission & Parking
Daily is $6.50Websitehttp://orchidguild.orgInfophone