Besides being my mom’s all-time favorite flower, orchids also signal the arrival of spring—and it’s almost here! To celebrate the lovely orchid, as well as the amazing beauty of the California landscape, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden presents its 10th Annual Orchid Show Gala called Natives in Bloom. It will take place on March 9 from 6:30–9:30 p.m. at Earl Warren Showgrounds.
This fundraiser is held in conjunction with the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show, where there will be stunning award-winning displays of orchids from all around the world. An after-hours party will feature delicious gourmet hors d’oeuvres, wines by Ballard Lane and music by Konrad Kono, a Santa Barbara favorite.
There will also be a silent auction, where some really amazing items will be up for grabs: a case of Morello wines, tickets to the Taj Mahal, a two-night stay and dinner at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, a Beach & Botanic Adventure to Puerto Vallarta and more! All proceeds will benefit the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.
So put on your colorful cocktail dresses and get ready to mingle at the event of the season!