Archive for the 'Events' Category

Winter Orchid Exhibits

Saturday, January 5th, 2019

Unlike the shows in this blog’s monthly listings, these events are long-term winter exhibits. Prominent botanical gardens show off their tropical collections, and visitors enjoy welcome respites from the cold weather. January 6- February 24 In the San Francisco Bay Area, Filoli’s Orchid Show highlights floral beauty at the historic Filoli Estate & Gardens. Local […]

January Orchid Shows

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

Ring in the new year with orchids! This month, there are big events in Tokyo and Miami, but even the smallest show is full of fantastic flowers. They’re all great opportunities to take pictures, talk to experts, buy plants, and fall in love with orchids. January 2 Hinckley & District Orchid Society Plant Sale & […]

December Orchid Events

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Since this is the slowest month of the year for orchid shows, I’ve added a few conference and sale listings. Many orchid societies have holiday parties this month as well, so check with your local group for more. December 1 Orchidées du Costa Rica Conférence, Société Française d’Orchidophilie, 19ième arrondissement, 17 Quai de la Seine, […]

November Orchid Shows

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Orchid shows are great chances to enjoy incredible flowers, connect with your local orchid society, talk to experts, and buy plants. Don’t miss these valuable opportunities. November 1 – 4 Exposition et Vente d’Orchidées, Chateau de Vascoeuil, 8 rue Jules Michelet, Vascoeuil, France November 2 – 3 Sapphire Coast Orchid Club Native Show, Twyford Hall, […]

October Orchid Shows

Monday, October 1st, 2018

From Mexico City to Kansas City to Nairobi to Emu Plains, Australia, orchids are loved around the globe. Check out these great events happening everywhere in their honor. October 2 Plantation Orchid Society Auction, Deicke Auditorium, 5701 Cypress Rd., Plantation, Florida October 3 – 14 Big Fresno Fair Orchid Show, Fresno Fairgrounds, Floriculture Building, 2011 […]

An Orchid Gala Under Glass

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Head to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park for the Dracula Ball at the Conservatory of Flowers on Thursday, October 18th. This elegant dinner event with limited tickets will benefit the Conservatory and its collection of rare orchids, including Draculas. Guests will enjoy a program from Ron Gagliardo, chief horticulturist at the dazzling new Seattle Spheres. […]

September Orchid Shows

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

September brings busy orchid show schedules around the world, especially in South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Can’t find a show near you? Check with your local orchid society for more info. September 1 Alfred County Orchid Society Spring Display, Hibiscus Mall, 19 Wartski Dr., Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa September 1 Redlands Orchid Society Spring […]

Summer Sale Benefits Orchid Conservation Alliance

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Would you buy a beautiful orchid to support a great conservation group? Head to San Mateo, California on Saturday, August 25th for a sale benefiting the Orchid Conservation Alliance (OCA.) Some of the Bay Area’s most talented growers are donating plants to help the superb work of the OCA. If you can’t make it to […]

August Orchid Shows

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

From Auckland to Zululand, there are orchid shows, festivals, fairs, auctions, extravaganzas, and spectaculars. Go to any one of them and enjoy gorgeous flowers. August 1 Santa Clara Valley Orchid Society Fall Auction, American Legion Hall, 1504 Minnesota Ave., San Jose, California August 3 Stawell Orchid Society Winter Show, Entertainment Centre, Main St., Stawell, Victoria, […]

Orchids in the Park Shines Again

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Last weekend’s Orchids in the Park was another success. San Francisco’s summer orchid show featured great display tables, vendors, talks by experts, and more. This first set of photos just hints at the show’s riches. I’ve been growing and studying orchids for over two decades, and I can still reliably find fascinating colors, shapes, and […]