75th annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show set for March 13

75th annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show set for March 13

The event will feature varieties from various breeders and a large Display Hall of orchids.

January 17, 2020

Breathtaking orchid displays in a park-like setting, orchids from around the world for sale, frequent potting demonstrations, and orchid experts to answer your orchid questions from March 13-15, 2020 at Earl Warren Showgrounds at the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show . More than 50 displays: inspired by the ORCHID Adventure theme and celebrating the 75 years of the Show, which is the longest-running orchid show in the U.S. Inaugural Grand Marshall:  local hero and newscaster John Palminteri epitomizes the Adventure theme. 

Using thousands of exotic orchid species and hybrids, diverse in color, pattern, & shape, the Display Hall is transformed into a park-like setting with magnificent vistas and flowering orchid plants cascading down raised beds. Plus exquisite floral vignettes, orchid art, and entertaining educational displays.  Standouts from 2019 were a Japanese forest floored with Cymbidium goeringii, Cinderella and her orchid-covered companions & accessories, and a visit to Tahitian Vanilla farm.  In 2020, local newscaster John Palminteri will be the inaugural Grand Marshall in honor of his decades of dedication to the Santa Barbara community, especially in recent times of need.

Vendors: Air Plant Alchemy, Ambriz Kingdom of Plants – @ambrizkingdomofplants, Andy’s Orchids, Inc., Barsch Tropicals, Beauti…Florist, Cal-Orchid, Inc., Carmela Orchids, Inc., Casa de las Orquideas, Ecuagenera Cia. Ltda. – Ecuador, Floralia – Brazil, Flori-Culture, Gold Country Orchids, Hal R. Allen Photography, Live Art Plantscapes, Inc., Orchid, Conservation Alliance, Orchid Design, Orchid Society of Santa Barbara, Orchids-in-Bloom, Orchids & Gardens, Orchids of Los Osos, Organic First, Orquideas Amazonicas – Peru, Paph Paradise Orchids, Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, Seed Engei, SLO Gardens, Sorella Orchids, Sunset Valley Orchids, Tropical Exotique – Thailand, Water Orchids Nursery –Taiwan, Wing Studio, Zuma Canyon Orchids, and more.

A three-day pass to the show costs $22.