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74th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show

The 74th Santa Barbara International Orchid Show (www.SBOrchidShow.com) will be held on March 15-17, 2019, at Earl Warren Showgrounds in beautiful Santa Barbara, California.  Thousands of blooms in every imaginable shape, color, pattern and texture, will be showcased at the show, one of the country’s largest and oldest celebrations of orchids.

The annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show pays homage to a family of flowering plants that boast 25,000 species, among which beauty is ubiquitous and uniqueness is commonplace.  Some are sexy (One species attracts male bees by mimicking the look, scent and feel of a female bee) while others are secretive (it took scientists years to find a moth with a foot-long tongue for pollinating an orchid that hides nectar 12 inches deep). The three-day Orchid Show highlights bold and beautiful horticultural innovations and feats of evolution represented by more than 50 orchid exhibitors and vendors from around the world.

The 74th Santa Barbara International Orchid Show will be open 9am to 5pm for three days,  March 15-17, 2019, at Earl Warren Showgrounds, located in Santa Barbara at Highway 101 and Las Positas Road.  General admission is $14; seniors, students with ID and advance group sales (minimum 25) are $12; and children 12 and under are free with an adult.

2019 Santa Barbara Orchid Show

74th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show

The 74th Santa Barbara International Orchid Show (www.SBOrchidShow.com) will be held on March 15-17, 2019, at Earl Warren Showgrounds in beautiful Santa Barbara, California.  Thousands of blooms in every imaginable shape, color, pattern and texture, will be showcased at the show, one of the country’s largest and oldest celebrations of orchids.

The annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show pays homage to a family of flowering plants that boast 25,000 species, among which beauty is ubiquitous and uniqueness is commonplace.  Some are sexy (One species attracts male bees by mimicking the look, scent and feel of a female bee) while others are secretive (it took scientists years to find a moth with a foot-long tongue for pollinating an orchid that hides nectar 12 inches deep). The three-day Orchid Show highlights bold and beautiful horticultural innovations and feats of evolution represented by more than 50 orchid exhibitors and vendors from around the world.

The 74th Santa Barbara International Orchid Show will be open 9am to 5pm for three days,  March 15-17, 2019, at Earl Warren Showgrounds, located in Santa Barbara at Highway 101 and Las Positas Road.  General admission is $14; seniors, students with ID and advance group sales (minimum 25) are $12; and children 12 and under are free with an adult.

2019 Santa Barbara Orchid Show

74th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show

The 74th Santa Barbara International Orchid Show (www.SBOrchidShow.com) will be held on March 15-17, 2019, at Earl Warren Showgrounds in beautiful Santa Barbara, California.  Thousands of blooms in every imaginable shape, color, pattern and texture, will be showcased at the show, one of the country’s largest and oldest celebrations of orchids.

The annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show pays homage to a family of flowering plants that boast 25,000 species, among which beauty is ubiquitous and uniqueness is commonplace.  Some are sexy (One species attracts male bees by mimicking the look, scent and feel of a female bee) while others are secretive (it took scientists years to find a moth with a foot-long tongue for pollinating an orchid that hides nectar 12 inches deep). The three-day Orchid Show highlights bold and beautiful horticultural innovations and feats of evolution represented by more than 50 orchid exhibitors and vendors from around the world.

The 74th Santa Barbara International Orchid Show will be open 9am to 5pm for three days,  March 15-17, 2019, at Earl Warren Showgrounds, located in Santa Barbara at Highway 101 and Las Positas Road.  General admission is $14; seniors, students with ID and advance group sales (minimum 25) are $12; and children 12 and under are free with an adult.

2019 Santa Barbara Orchid Show

Newport Harbor Orchid Expo & Sale “Orchid Mania”

This year’s event, themed “Orchid Mania”, will be on Friday, February 8 through Sunday, February 10, 2019, at the Westminster Mall (2nd Floor, near Penney’s wing). The event is free and open to the public.

The Orchid Expo and Sale hours are:
Friday, 10am – 9pm
Saturday, 10am – 8pm
Sunday, 11am – 6pm

A large sales area will feature expert local and international commercial growers who offer unique species and hybrids for sale. There will also be plant orchid judging, which is conducted by accredited judges of the American Orchid Society, as well as by local society members. If you are interested in bringing your plants for judging, please register your plants in person between 10 am – 8pm on Thursday, February 7. 

NHOS will also have a display room featuring Painting, Photography, and Bonsai/Sculpture exhibits by the Vietnamese Orchid Society members.

In addition to the orchid and bonsai displays, judging, and sales, there will also be hands-on potting demonstrations. The three re-potting workshops are scheduled for Friday February 8, Saturday, February 9, and Sunday, February 10. The time for all three workshops will be 2 pm. Registration is limited to the first 20 registrants for each class. This is a hands-on workshop conducted by Paula and John Butler. Each participant will take home with them an orchid they have potted. There is a $6 fee for the class to cover plant and materials cost. For complete information and registration, you can sign up in advance at nhosinfo.org/orchidshow.