Archive for the 'Events' Category

September Orchid Events

Thursday, September 1st, 2022

September is a busy month, with orchid events from six continents listed below. Orchid lovers in Australia and New Zealand have dozens of shows to choose from. Please wear masks to indoor events to protect yourself and others from COVID. September 1 – 3 Hawkesbury District Orchid Society Show, Richmond Market Place, 78 March St., […]

August Orchid Events

Monday, August 1st, 2022

Australia has a busy schedule this month, but there are also events in the USA, UK, New Zealand, and Colombia. Please wear a mask to indoor events and get a COVID vaccine to protect yourself and others. August 5 – 6 International Phalaenopsis Alliance Symposium, Hilton Garden Inn, Apopka City Center, 580 E. Main St., […]

July Orchid Events

Friday, July 1st, 2022

Australia and New Zealand have busy schedules this month, but there are events above the equator, too, including San Francisco’s Orchids in the Park, July 30-31. Stay safe with vaccinations and masks at indoor events. July 2 – 3 Victorian Country Orchid Clubs Challenge, Laidlaw Park, 78 Partick St., Stawell, Victoria, Australia July 2 – […]

June Orchid Events

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

As more in-person orchid events return, it’s also nice to see online events continuing. For example, this year’s Orchid Digest Speakers Day allows for both in-person and virtual attendance, so people can attend from anywhere in the world. Stay safe at in-person events by wearing masks and getting vaccinated. June 3 – 5 New Orleans […]

May Orchid Events

Sunday, May 1st, 2022

From Australia to Brazil to France to the USA, many orchid events are happily returning after a two-year pause. Enjoy these shows and expos safely. Protect yourself and protect others by getting vaccinated and wearing masks. May 4 – 8 Orquídeas de Primavera, Museo Franz Mayer, Av. Hidalgo 45, Centro Histórico, Ciudad de México, México […]

April Orchid Events

Friday, April 1st, 2022

For the past two years, I’ve only listed events with basic health precautions, because I don’t want to be part of any irresponsible behavior which has undoubtedly worsened this pandemic. Now mask restrictions have loosened in many places, even here in cautious California. (Of course, that caution has served us well. For example, San Francisco […]

Attend a Free Virtual Orchid Conservation Symposium

Thursday, March 17th, 2022

Attend a free online symposium about orchid preservation. The Orchid Conservation Alliance does great work saving orchids. Leaders from three of its projects in Ecuador and Colombia will present updates and answer questions for this Zoom-posium. Even though there is no cost, prior registration is required. The event will be held on Saturday, March 26th, […]

March Orchid Events

Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

The orchid show schedule is picking up with spring. Events listed below have basic health precautions. Last-minute cancellations may happen, so it’s wise to double-check before attending. March 4 – 6 Virginia Orchid Society Show & Sale, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave, Henrico, Virginia March 4 – 6 Orchid Society of the Ozarks […]

An Orchid Masquerade

Saturday, February 26th, 2022

Dave and I were thrilled to attend the Pacific Orchid Expo in San Francisco yesterday. After a two year break, the show is as superb as past events, and there are plenty of vendors to satisfy orchid shopping needs. This year’s theme is “Orchid Masquerade.” Taking advantage of the pun, exhibitors have displayed orchids with […]

Excitement Grows Ahead of the Pacific Orchid Expo

Monday, February 21st, 2022

Excitement is growing ahead of the Pacific Orchid Expo, especially for me! I can’t wait to go to San Francisco’s first orchid show in two years, running from Friday, February 25th to Sunday, February 27th, with a special opening night on Thursday, February 24th. It will all happen at the County Fair Building, 1199 Ninth […]