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73rd Annual Santa Barbara Intl. Orchid Show
March 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
One event on March 10, 2018 at 9:00am
One event on March 11, 2018 at 9:00am
Each dazzling orchid throughout the world represents its own individual show of mesmerizing color and wonder. Recognizing the evocative nature of orchids, organizers of the 73rd Annual Santa Barbara Intl. Orchid Show, one of the grandest celebrations of the plant in the country, themed the 2018 event “Orchids—-The World’s Greatest Show.”
This year’s assembly of all things orchid at Earl Warren Showgrounds in beautiful Santa Barbara, California will take place March 9 – 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and promises to build on the history and allure of the long-running event. Save the date!
The SB Intl. Orchid Show has earned its reputation as one of the grandest displays of the genus that boasts over 25,000 species. Experts pursuing their lifelong passion for the unique plant share what they know and continue to learn about the newest trends in hybrids, the excitement of discovering exotic plants in nature and the scientific marvels of how orchids pollinate and thrive in environments around the globe. With so many species, there’s always something fascinating to take away from a visit to the special three-day gathering.
As a respected event for orchid excellence, SB Intl. Orchid Show dispenses prestigious awards for passionate hobbyists who have reached the pinnacle of performance in orchid growth and care. In the exhibit hall, world-renowned growers display the best-of-the-best in the arena of premier orchids to share their impressive cultivars with everyone from casual attendees to the wide family of orchid lovers who convene in Santa Barbara annually to witness greatness.
During the three-day event, more than 50 orchid exhibitors and vendors from around the world, both commercial and hobbyist, join to present and discover the latest in orchid trends. In addition to having the opportunity to browse myriad rare and remarkable blooms, attendees can select and purchase premium plants from the many vendors assembled to showcase unmatched variety and quality. Interactive presentations of orchid arrangements, juried art, photography for sale and culture will engage and educate spectators.
Santa Barbara International Orchid Show is open Friday, March 9 through Sunday, March 11, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at Earl Warren