Archive for the 'Events' Category

The Dracula Ball

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Want to go to a fantastic party and help orchids at the same time? Enjoy the Dracula Ball: Gala under Glass on October 19th at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. This fundraiser celebrates Draculas — not the Transylvanian kind, but the Latin American orchids with the same name. Tickets start at $75 […]

October Orchid Shows

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

From Honolulu to Helsinki, from Louisville to Lima, orchid lovers gather to discuss, photograph, judge, and buy orchids. Don’t miss these great events around the globe. October 1 Waikato Orchid Society Spring Show, Hamilton Gardens, Cobham Dr., Hamilton, New Zealand October 1 Hastings River Orchid Society Show, Wauchope RSL Club, Wauchope, NSW, Australia October 1 […]

Ecuador Hosting the 22nd World Orchid Conference

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Every three years, orchid lovers from around the world gather for an event nicknamed the Orchid Olympics. Officially known as the 22nd World Orchid Conference, this year’s event is happening in Guayaquil, Ecuador from November 8th – 12th. The conference includes science, horticulture, and conservation sessions, as well as an enormous orchid show with vendors […]

September Orchid Shows

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Each month, I try my best to track down all the orchid shows I can in the English-speaking world, and also events in other languages I can handle. As many as I’ve found for this busy September, there are certainly more shows than this. So, if somehow you can’t find an event near you in […]

Even More from Orchids in the Park

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

There was so much to enjoy at this summer’s Orchids in the Park that I still have plenty of photos to share. Longtime readers already know that my orchid tastes often run to the bizarre, the uncommon, or varieties that I’ve never seen in person before. So here are some of my freaky favorites from […]

More Photos from Orchids in the Park

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

How many botanical wonders can be found at Orchids in the Park? Lots!!! Here are more of our photos from this year’s event. Big flowers or small, hybrid or species, fragrant or not — it’s just a tiny fraction of the orchid world’s diversity. The show included an Antelope Dendrobium, the aptly-named Dendrobium helix. There […]

August Orchid Shows

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

The Southern Hemisphere is the focus of this month’s schedule, but there are also events to enjoy in California, St. Louis, the UK, and Germany. Don’t miss these opportunities to celebrate orchids! August 2 – 7 Orquídeas, Pájaros y Flores, Jardín Botánico Joaquín Antonio Uribe, Carrera 52, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia August 3 – 6 Five […]

Orchids in the Park 2017

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Year after year, Orchids in the Park is full of delights. Whether it’s the latest in Moth Orchid hybrids, or brilliant yellow Lycastes which smell like cinnamon, there’s lots for every orchid lover. I’m just starting to go through all the photos from this past weekend’s event, but it’s easy to see that it was […]

Enjoy Orchids in the Park This Weekend

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

San Francisco’s summer orchid show happens this weekend in Golden Gate Park. Orchids in the Park runs from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday in the SF County Fair Building at 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way. These photos from last year’s event should provide plenty of incentive to put it on your […]

Singapore’s Orchid Extravaganza

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

When little Singapore throws an Orchid Extravaganza, it goes big. This year’s event is running until August 20th at the Flower Dome, which is the largest glasshouse in the world. Over 10,000 orchids are on display, with Moth Orchids, Vandas, Dendrobiums, Tiger Orchids, and many more varieties.  Learn more about the exhibit from The Straits […]