Experience the rich tradition and captivating allure of “Orchid Magic” at the Santa Barbara Intl. Orchid Show, resuming in 2023, at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. Named “one of the must-see orchid shows in the world” by the Los Angeles Times and featured alongside the U.K.’s prestigious Chelsea Flower Show, the Santa Barbara Orchid Show unites a thriving, international community of growers and enthusiasts cultivating an environment of wonder and delight in celebration of the world’s most exotic flower. View cutting-edge hybrids amongst the thousands of varieties featured in garden-sized exhibits, plus practical repotting demonstrations, magical orchid artwork, and stunning sales plants from an international array of vendors.
Experience the untold beauty and fascinating complexity of an ancient organism, which finds its ideal home here in the temperate climate of the Southern California coast. Walk among these captivating plants – each a living work of art that contributes to a multi-million dollar industry, garnering Santa Barbara’s worldwide acclaim among horticulturists and field experts. Learn about orchid caretaking through grower demonstrations and feel inspired by gorgeous works of art that celebrate their beguiling depth and color. Watch as vendors and exhibitors from around the world vie for the title of “Grand Champion Cymbidium” and other distinctive honors reserved for the show’s most outstanding flowers.
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If you’d like a preview, your virtual tour begins with Huell Howser’s classic tour of the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show and the California Orchid Trail, courtesy of the Chapman College archives