• About the Show

About the Show

This spring, experience the rich tradition and captivating allure of “Orchid Magic” at the 74th Annual Santa Barbara Intl. Orchid Show, March 15-17, 2019 at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. Named “one of the top 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.

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 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.

Get your tickets today and plan your visit to the largest orchid show in the U.S., beginning Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17 at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, located in Santa Barbara at Highway 101 and Las Positas Road. Three-day passes are available, and group tickets may be reserved through the website. General admission is $14; seniors (ages 65+), students with ID and advance group sales (minimum 25) are $12; and children 12 and under are free with an adult.