• At the Show

Exhibitors and Vendors List

The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show is proud to host local, regional and international participants. Click Here for a list.

Art Show and Demonstrations

The Santa Barbara Art Association manages a juried exhibition of orchid-themed fine art and photography showcasing the work of local and regional artists.

Floral Arrangements & Corsages

Local floral artisans create unique, themed floral arrangements and corsages using orchid blooms in a popular display area managed by Las Floralias.

Orchid Culture and Information Demonstrations

Visit one of the Orchid Show’s regular demonstration workshops. Orchid experts, including members of the UCCE Master Gardeners program, will lead workshops on raising healthy orchids. Leading growers will offer growing tips and provide common sense advice on a variety of culture topics.

The Orchid Doctor, Bruce Kidd

Do you have a question about growing your orchid? Bruce Kidd will be available daily in the Earl Warren Exhibit Hall throughout the show weekend to answer your orchid questions. Bruce Kidd is a past president of the San Diego County Cymbidium Society and an avid orchid enthusiast who currently grows about 500 temperamental orchids in greenhouses and outdoors.

Orchids After Dark

Want to see the Show in a more intimate event? Orchids After Dark is the Show’s special Friday evening event with gourmet appetizers and a chance to meet our Grand Marshall, John Palminteri!

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.

Cinderella's orchid slipper

Cinderella’s slipper in Westerlay Orchids’ 2019 display


Sign up for an Orchid Adventure and receive periodic e-newsletters with Show updates, plus fun facts and enticing photos from the enchanting world of orchids! The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show never sells its mailing list.

  • For a look at past e-newsletters, visit our Newsletter Archives.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

California Orchid Trail

Visit the nurseries of the California Orchid Trail for an adventure into visitor centers and growing areas of premium orchid nurseries. Download the California Orchid Trail Map for locations and special Show open house hours.