Archive for the 'Events' Category

November Orchid Events

Sunday, November 1st, 2020

This month, there are a few virtual orchid events, and two in-person events with clear COVID19 precautions. November 8 Santa Barbara Orchid Estate Silent Auction, Santa Barbara, California (bid by phone, e-mail, fax, or mail; bidding ends Nov. 8th) November 12 – 16 Orquídeas de Otoño, Asociación Mexicana de Orquideología, Mexico (online with Facebook Live) […]

October Orchid Events

Thursday, October 1st, 2020

This is the first events post since March. These are virtual except for the Singapore show, which promises to follow COVID19 safety guidelines. Check with your local orchid society for more shows, meetings, talks, and sales which have gone online. October 1 – 15 San Francisco Orchid Society October Sale – Order plants online. You […]

April Orchid Events Are Cancelled

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

For many years, I’ve done my best each month to assemble listings for orchid events around the world. This month, sadly, I need to say that if there are any shows, auctions, or conferences still happening, you shouldn’t go. Shelter at home to help stop the spread of COVID19. Use the time to care for […]

March Orchid Events

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

As I was preparing March’s list, some events in East Asia were being cancelled over fears about coronavirus. Most significantly, the World Orchid Conference in Taiwan has been postponed. Around the world, dozens of other events this month are continuing, as of this writing. March 1 Harrogate Orchid Society Show & Sale, The Pavilions of […]

Pacific Orchid Expo 2020

Monday, February 24th, 2020

The San Francisco Orchid Society puts on fantastic shows. This past weekend’s Pacific Orchid Expo was another great success, full of astounding blooms and friendly orchid lovers. It was also full of gasps of amazement as visitors saw how much more there is to the orchid world than standard grocery store varieties. I came home […]

Don’t Miss Pacific Orchid Expo 2020

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

San Francisco’s big annual orchid show runs this weekend from February 21st – 23rd, and includes a special preview night on Thursday, February 20th. These photos from last year’s expo are just a small sample of what to expect. Over 150,000 orchids will be on display, alongside dozens of vendors, expert care demos, and kids’ […]

Even More Winter Orchid Exhibits

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

In addition to the earlier listings here and here, more orchid exhibits are starting in New York City and Washington DC. February 15 – April 19 Experience the Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Each gallery in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory creates “a different color experience […]

February Orchid Events

Friday, January 31st, 2020

This month features two of the world’s biggest orchid shows in Tokyo and San Francisco. Others are well-timed for Valentine’s Day gifts and activities. All these events are wonderful opportunities to enjoy amazing flowers. February 1 – 2 Orchid Society of Greater St. Louis Show & Sale, Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, […]

More Winter Orchid Exhibits

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Botanical gardens offer these extended exhibits to show off their orchid collections, and to provide a refuge from winter’s chill. Check out this season’s previous listing here. All of them make excellent Valentine’s Day activities. February 1 – March 15 Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s Art & Orchids presents orchids with the works of North Carolina […]

Winter Orchid Exhibits

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

These lengthy exhibits spotlight prized plants, and offer warm, tropical escapes from winter’s chill. All of the events listed below run through Valentine’s Day and beyond. January 4 – February 24 Find The Spirit of Orchids at Filoli Historic House & Garden in Woodside, California, south of San Francisco. The famous Filoli mansion hosts orchid […]