Archive for the 'Events' Category

March Orchid Events

Monday, March 1st, 2021

This month features several online events and a Bay Area Cymbidium sale with COVID19 precautions. March 3 – 8 American Orchid Society Spring Online Auction, fundraising auction with plants, books, supplies, collectibles, gift certificates, and more; link will go live on March 3rd March 13 Spring 2021 American Orchid Society Members Meeting, online; no fee […]

February Orchid Events

Monday, February 1st, 2021

In addition to this short list of online events, many orchid societies have moved all their gatherings online. Monthly meetings, sales, auctions, and expert talks are easy to access with an internet connection. Check with your local society for more. February 2 Orchid Mini Symposium, Advances in Australian Orchid Research (free webcast) February 6 Virtual […]

Three Online Orchid Sales

Sunday, January 24th, 2021

Orchid lovers in the San Francisco Bay Area can take advantage of two local online sales. In addition, Hengduan Biotech in China is having an online sale that will ship most anywhere in the world. Ongoing until January 29 The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley is renovating its Tropical House, and selling divisions […]

January Orchid Event

Friday, January 1st, 2021

Happy new year! Kudos to New Zealand for smartly managing the pandemic. That’s why I’m listing their show. Please check directly with the phone number on their webpage for the latest updates. I’ve found links for a few other events this month, but they don’t have clear COVID19 precautions, and they’re in areas that don’t […]

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’ […]