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Annual Orchid Events in the Central Coast Area & Southern California


November Open House at Cal-Orchid & Santa Barbara Orchid Estate


This is an exciting time for orchid growers as the promise of the new flowering season is in the air. Cymbidiums are pushing their spikes, so there is no longer any guesswork as to whether or not your selected plant will bloom. This is a perfect time to come up to Santa Barbara as the air is clear and bright, the fog has left the coast, and orchid fever is HOT. We offer many specials on our collection of Cattleyas and species. And don't forget our world class Lycaste seedlings; they are all rooted in and ready to show off all show season.
1251 Orchid Drive, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Orchid Estate
Enjoy Santa Barbara Orchid Estate's Annual Fall open house.
Santa Barbara Orchid Estate
1250 Orchid Drive, Santa Barbara

MARCH 2023

Santa Barbara Orchid Show Cymbidium
Santa Barbara Orchid Show Dendrobium

Santa Barbara International Orchid Show
March 10 - 12, 2023 -
Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara

One of the oldest, largest and most prestigious orchid shows in the nation, the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show returns after a pandemic break. The show draws from regional and international growers, orchid societies, amateur botanists and floral arrangers. Each presents their most unique and stunning orchid plants in lush garden showcases designed for public viewing.

The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show attracts vendors from around the world, including South America, Southeast Asia, Australia and the United States. A special sales area features thousands of blooming orchid plants, supplies, artwork, photography, corsages and merchandise.

Concurrently, the Santa Barbara Art Association offers a juried fine art show and sale in the main Exhibit Hall featuring the works of noted California artists. The showcase includes artworks focusing on orchids in a variety of mediums – watercolors, oils, pastels, acrylics, mixed media, photography, sculpture, jewelry, glass, ceramics and metal art.

Throughout the show weekend, orchid experts offer free, informal demonstrations on orchid culture. The Orchid Show runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Group tickets may be purchased in advance at $12.00 per person. Minimum 25 tickets. Individual tickets can be purchased at the show box office during the show weekend. General admission is $14. Seniors and students (with ID) pay $12. Children 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, are free.
3-Day passes are also available.

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JULY 2023

Santa Barbara Orchid Estate Summer Open House
July 2023 -
Please visit Santa Barbara Orchid Estate online:

Cal-Orchid Summer Hummer
July 2023 - Please visit Cal-Orchid online:


Orchid Society of Santa Barbara Annual Fall Show
November 2023 - Please visit the Orchid Society of Santa Barbara online:
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara

Many flowering orchid plants are on display from members, other orchid societies and commercial growers. The show includes both Society judging and AOS judging of awarded plants of special merit. Several vendors offer plants for sale and growing supplies. The Society also sells plants to raise funds for activities and for administrative needs. Lectures and demonstrations are offered throughout the weekend show. Museum admission includes admission to the Orchid Show.
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