70th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show 

Posted on Mar 6 by SEASONS Magazine

Come "Celebrate the Orchids" at the 70th annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show at Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, on March 13-15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit allows visitors to experience orchids as the focus of fine art and photography with over 150,000 orchids on display. 

There are more than 100 orchid growers in the Santa Barbara County. Orchid lovers find that the temperate climate, with mild nights and gentle ocean breezes, is the perfect setting for orchids to flourish. Nestled on a narrow plain between the rugged Santa Ynez mountains and the tranquil Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara naturally gave rise to a healthy orchid industry that now produces more orchids than any other region in the country. This event is sure to inspire a sense of celebration for the legacy of beauty that Santa Barbara helped to carry on at such pivotal time in both the history of orchids and ultimately, the modern world. 

The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the enjoyment of orchids to the public. This event features art from local organizations and knowledge from the experts. The Santa Barbara Art Association is managing an exhibit that allows visitors to experience orchids as art and photography. Orchid expert Bruce Kidd is expected to share examples of orchids and the wildlife they attract, as well as helpful tips on orchid pest control. Kidd will be available all day, on both Friday and Saturday. There is no better way to learn about this precious flower than from his presentations. 

The 70th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show is going to have an entrance to remember, grand exhibits with orchids from around the world including South America, Europe, and Japan, an unforgettable fragrance, an orchid photo booth, a time lapse video booth, 70 years of history and exciting orchid classes. 

Visitors can expect to be wowed by lavish garden displays, artistic floral arrangements, and meticulously designed corsages. Tickets are available at the box office or through any TicketMaster locations and on the TicketMaster website

For more information, please call 805/403-1533 or visit the website at sborchidshow.com/

—Elizabeth Sanchez

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