Banish thoughts of winter weather at the Chicago Botanic Garden's annual orchid show, which fills the Garden's indoor galleries with installations featuring more than 10,000 orchid blooms. This year's theme, "Untamed," explores the fantastical places that the tropical plants can grow—including climbing up walls, twisting around old columns or pouring out of an antique piano.
Want a more elevated experience among the orchids? Grab tickets on Thursday nights for Orchids After Hours, a nighttime event that lets you soak in the sights and smells of the flowers with cocktails and a retro-inspired dinner menu (with dishes like fried ravioli and pineapple upside down cake) available for purchase. And if you're dying to add to your home orchid connection, wake up early on March 31—that's when the Garden will host its post-show sale, where you can stock up on the exotic blooms featured in the show while supplies last.