Santa Barbara International Orchid Show March 9-11

Photo by Cheryl Landes

Hundreds of orchids on display, a juried art exhibition of orchid-themed works, floral arrangements and corsages, and orchid culture and information demonstrations are among the activities at the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show this weekend (March 9-11) at the Earl Warren Showgrounds.

Got questions about growing your orchids? Stop by the Earl Warren Exhibit Hall for tips from Bruce Kidd, The Orchid Doctor. Kidd is a past president of the San Diego County Cymbidium Society and avid orchid enthusiast who currently grows about 500 temperamental orchids in greenhouses and outdoors.

Several local exhibitors host open houses and special tours during the orchid show along the California Orchid Trail. Pick up a map at the show or download it.

Show hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

Daily tickets are $14 ages 13-64, $12 students with ID and seniors 65 and older, and free for children 12 and younger. Three-day passes cost $22 per person or $18 for seniors and students with ID. Buy tickets online or at the door.

The Earl Warren Showgrounds is located at 3400 Las Positas Road, at Highway 101 and Las Positas Road, in Santa Barbara, California (get directions).

Visit the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show’s website for more information.

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