IC-affiliated orchid conservation display blossoms at London's Chelsea Flower Show


A story about Illinois College's ties to orchid conservation at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show in London was featured in an article in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier on May 25, 2024.

Hitchcock Professor of Biology Lawrence Zettler has collaborated with a team of faculty and students to present at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show in London since 2022. To read the full story by Angela Bauer, visit

Among the students from IC, Ashly Cedeno '25 was quoted in a web article about the show. To read the story, visit the Royal Horticultural Society's site.

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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