Archive for the 'Events' Category

March Orchid Shows

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

March is a very busy month for orchid shows. Maybe someday there will be one in Antarctica, and I’ll be able to use the phrase “shows on every continent.” Until that day, I have to say “almost every continent.” Take advantage of these great events around the globe. March 1 – 2 Englewood Area Orchid […]

Pacific Orchid Expo 2019

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Every year, San Francisco’s Pacific Orchid Expo is full of stunning flowers, brilliant colors, and sweet fragrances. This past weekend’s show was another remarkable one, illustrated by these pictures. The exhibits, vendors, raffles, and expert talks are wrapped up for another year, but I still have loads of photos to sort through, so check back […]

An Orchid Conservation Evening at the Pacific Orchid Expo

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

In conjunction with the upcoming Pacific Orchid Expo, the Orchid Conservation Alliance is hosting a dinner, auction, and talk by Costa Rican orchid expert Steve Kirby on Saturday evening, February 23rd. Ticket availability is limited, and all proceeds go to orchid conservation.

San Francisco’s Big Orchid Show Happens This Weekend

Monday, February 18th, 2019

One of the biggest orchid shows in the world happens this weekend in San Francisco. Pacific Orchid Expo 2019 runs from Friday, February 22nd until Sunday, February 24th. The event takes place in Golden Gate Park’s Hall of Flowers, at Lincoln Way and 9th Avenue. There’s also a special opening night gala on Thursday, February […]

And More Winter Orchid Exhibits

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Leave the winter cold behind with these spectacular orchid exhibits at acclaimed botanical gardens. Find previous listings for ongoing events here and here. February 9 – March 10 Kew Gardens in London presents Orchids: Celebrate the Colour of Colombia. Enjoy flora and fauna from one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. See photos […]

Orchids at Kew: Celebrate the Color of Colombia

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

From February 9th until March 10th, Kew celebrates the orchids of Colombia. Dave visited the Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew Gardens last weekend, and saw that even the initial preparations for this event are spectacular. He found remarkable Moth Orchid towers and arches full of brilliant colors. Colombia is home to over 4200 orchid […]

February Orchid Shows

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

This month, I’ve found listings for 48 events from 13 different countries. That includes two of the largest orchid shows in the world in Tokyo and San Francisco. Don’t miss these opportunities to immerse yourself in orchids! February 1 – 3 Central Vancouver Island Orchid Society Show & Sale, Nanaimo North Town Centre, 4750 Rutherford […]

More Winter Orchid Exhibits

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

In addition to the previous listing of botanical garden exhibits, the orchid displays listed below offer warm, tropical escapes from the cold. All of these events are perfect for Valentine’s Day excursions, too. January 26 – March 3 Art & Orchids: Invisible Links features botanical artwork at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, North Carolina. […]

Enjoy the Filoli Orchid Show in a Famous Mansion

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

The Filoli Orchid Show spotlights great orchids inside a celebrated mansion. Filoli Historic House and Garden in Woodside, California is always worth a visit, and the orchids are a beautiful bonus. Even if you’ve never heard of Filoli, you may recognize the estate from its many Hollywood appearances, including the TV show Dynasty, and the […]

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 22 In the San Francisco Bay Area, Filoli’s Orchid Show highlights floral beauty at the historic Filoli Estate & Gardens. Local […]