Seeing ghosts: Illinois College professor Zettler returning to Chelsea Flower Show with rare orchid


A story about Hitchcock Professor of Biology Lawrence Zettler highlighting his orchid research and work with Illinois College students that led to his second appearance at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show was featured in an article in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier on May 20, 2023.

Zettler's display at the event in London, England, was part of an international effort to share ongoing orchid research with the world and promote conservation. To read the full story by Angela Bauer, visit


About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932, the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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