S.B. Orchid Estate International Orchid Fair

Browse orchids from thirty vendors and organizations from five countries.

When: Friday, July 8, 2011, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Special Events



SUMMARY: July 8-10, 2011. Santa Barbara Orchid Estate International Orchid Fair: Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Outdoors on the Central Lawn at Earl Warren Showgrounds, Las Positas exit from US 101. Admission free, parking $5. Thirty orchid vendors and organizations from five countries including guest author Steve Manning from England. Daily repotting demonstrations. See for details.

July 8-10, 2011 at Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara, CA – Enjoy the sights, smells, and shopping of 31st annual “Weekend of orchids from around the world”- outdoors under open-air canopies! Thirty orchid vendors and orchid organizations from the US and five other countries offering blooming to bare-root plants for purchase, plus friendly orchid expertise and tall tales for free. This year's guest author is Steve Manning from England with his new book “Discovering New World Orchids”, a fascinating visual and literary history of New World orchid personalities, their expeditions, and orchid discoveries. Steve also holds the British National Scientific Collection of Pleurothallidinae, which contains over 1000 species. Recurring potting and culture demonstrations from simple repotting and dividing to growing glorious specimen plants by SBOE staff and noted orchidist Lance Birk. At 1 p.m. on Friday the American Orchid Society will judge beautiful and strange orchid flowers in public view. At 2 p.m. on Saturday the All Japan Neofinetia Society will judge the orchid species Neofinetia falcata based on its foliage and decorative pots plus provide commentary in English and Japanese.

Fair hours: Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Admission is FREE - Parking is $5. Nearer the event, will have a list times and topics of potting demonstrations (or call event host Santa Barbara Orchid Estate (805) 967-1284).

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Phone: 805-967-1284

Event posted June 27, 2011
Last updated June 27, 2011


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