Orchids, bonsai show Oct. 29-30 at Klehm

Several hundred fascinating orchids and bonsai will be on display at the Blackhawk Orchid Society’s annual show and sale Oct. 29-30 at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden in Rockford.

The Rock River Bonsai Society will also share the limelight at this year’s show, which is free and open to the public. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-30 in the Gallery at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 2701 Clifton Ave.

Discover the amazing world of orchids and bonsai. This beautiful show will feature hundreds of blooming orchids exhibited in a naturalistic style. Anyone may enter a blooming orchid for judging. Entries are accepted until 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 28.

Orchids and bonsai will be for sale. Learn how to grow orchids and bonsai plants from local experts. Expert growers will be available to answer questions and diagnose problems.

More info: Barry Lang at 815/223-0757.

From the Oct. 12-18, 2005, issue

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