The 75th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show will take place from March 13 to 15, 2020. Don’t miss the dazzling diamond anniversary of this world-famous orchid show!
SANTA BARBARA, CA — Breathtaking orchid displays in a park-like setting. Orchids from around the world for sale. Potting demonstrations and orchid experts to answer your orchid questions. These are just a few highlights of the upcoming Santa Barbara International Orchid Show, this year celebrating its 75th anniversary. The longest-running orchid show in the United States is coming to Earl Warren Showgrounds from March 13 to 15, 2020. The theme this year is “Orchids – A World of Adventure,” and the inaugural Grand Marshall is local hero and newscaster John Palminteri.
The show will feature more than 50 displays inspired by the theme of adventure. The Display Hall will be transformed into a park-like setting using thousands of exotic orchid species and hybrids. Admire magnificent vistas and flowering orchid plants cascading down raised beds, plus exquisite floral vignettes, orchid art and entertaining educational displays. The “Orchid Doctor” will be available to answer orchid culture questions one-on-one. Meanwhile at the “Potting Tent” experts will demonstrate potting of phalaenopsis, cymbidium and laelia as well as answering more orchid questions. The Vendor Hall will host orchid growers from near and far.
Experience “Orchids – A World of Adventure” at the 75th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from March 13 to 15 at Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 (US 101 exit Las Positas Road). General admission ($14), senior/student ($12), and children age 12 and under are free with paid adult. Enjoy all three days of the show for just $22 ($18 seniors/students).
The mission of the show is to educate the public about the 25,000 species of orchids in the wild, promote their conservation and study in nature and in collections, encourage successful orchid growing by the general public, and document the history of amateur and professional orchid growing in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
For more information visit www.SBOrchidShow.com