2020 Show
13-15 March


With great regret and concern for public safety, pursuant to the recommendation of the California State Department of Health, issued March 11, 2020 at 11:45 pm with respect to COVID-19, the Board of Directors of the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show has unanimously voted to cancel the 2020 Orchid Show.

This International Orchid Show has been much loved by the orchid world and the Board for 75 years. It is our goal to continue our proud tradition for many years to come.

All pre-purchased tickets will be refunded.

Local nurseries are still open to visitors. Support all our orchid nurseries by shopping their websites.

Orchids – A World of Adventure

75th Anniversary Show, CANCELLED

Please support our orchid nurseries and vendors by visiting their websites.

California Orchid Trail Map

The local nurseries of Santa Barbara county are open for business and will welcome visitors who came to Santa Barbara for the Show. See more on the California Orchid Trail Map or visit the California Orchid Trail website.

Virtual Show

For a glimpse of our magnificent 75th Show, view our YouTube video or Facebook video.

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Your virtual tour of past shows…

Enjoy Huell Howser’s classic tour of the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show and the California Orchid Trail, courtesy of the Chapman College archives.

About Us

Our 75th Show in 2020 makes us one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious orchid shows in the United States. The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show reflects the rich agricultural and orchid-growing history of Santa Barbara County. Visitors from all over the world return each March to delight in our grand orchid displays installed by local, national and international artisans and orchid enthusiasts. Displays of orchid art, photography and floral arrangements, in addition to a comprehensive workshop and demonstration schedule, provide visitors with a rich and unique orchid experience.

The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization with the purpose of sharing the joy of the orchid world and educating the public about orchids via its annual Show in March.

Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors help make this Community Event possible. Thank you!