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Olbrich Botanical Garden’s Orchid Quest


2-5-17

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Orchid Quest crowd at Olbrich

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It may be winter outside but inside it’s spring at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.  The turnout was high at this popular event.  There even was musical accompaniment by the Collage saxophone Quartet. You can hire them to play at your venue!

Collage Saxaphone Quartet card

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The Conservatory was inviting with 80ºF temps inside.

Boltz Conservatory at Olbrich in winter

Olbrich Conservatory inside

Let’s go into the exhibition room, so beautiful!

Orchid Displays at Olbrich

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Large display, so many varieties!

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Medium Orchid display at Olbrich

After enjoying these orchids, there was another room with vendors selling them too.

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Orchid Vendor Room at Olbrich

Not only orchids were for sale, also orchid themed mementos. Pictures by Charlotte Fung Miller, Chinese Brush Art.

Charlotte Fung Miller Art at Olbrich

Orchids by Hausermann

Orchids by Hausermann INC

Some of the many varieties for sale.

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We had a lot of fun at this event, think spring!

 

2016 Adventures – Happy New Year!


 

Happy New Year from Adventures in Travel!

With the new year upon us, we wish to thank you for following our blog and look forward to sharing some great trips next year. Our plans include more Milky Way pictures, also another trip to Michigan in September.   Maybe we will be lucky enough to see northern lights too!

I still have some topics from fall that I have not written about yet, so stay tuned for those coming up through January.

First though, we are going back to Woodstock, IL to enjoy another Groundhog Day celebration on Feb 2nd.

Please share our blog with your friends and family, we thank you in advance!

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28th Annual Holiday Fantasy in Lights


11-21-16

Visit from November 19-January 2, 2017

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Every year this event gets better!  Holiday Fantasy in Lights  has a new archway at the entry this year.  Tune your radio to 94.7 FM to hear the event’s low-power radio station.  The sound track is different every year. This year I did something different too, I arrived at 3:30 AM so there would not be any people there.  I started first with driving through the park, come join me!

After driving through I went up close to each display. The Dancing Trees music is on 94.5 FM.

On their website there is a live webcam view of the entry and you can hear the soundtrack.

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The Electric Group thanks you for coming to see the lights. Please consider donating to keep them coming back! This event is always so much fun and has become a tradition for many. View our 2013 and 2015 visits (missed 2014).

04 Thank You for Coming to Fantasy in Lights

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