71st Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show: The Wild World of Orchids
Come to Santa Barbara and admire all things wild and wonderful at the 71st Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show! Located only 4 miles from the show, Broughton’s Spanish Garden Inn is the perfect place to stay for the weekend of March 4th-6th.
About the 71st Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show
The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show is a non-profit organization with the purpose of sharing the joy of the orchid world and educating the public about orchids. It is one of the oldest, largest, and most prestigious orchid shows in the United States. Each March, visitors from all over the world return to Santa Barbara to delight at the grand orchid displays installed by local, national, and international artisans.
This year’s theme for the show is “Wild World of Orchids,” paying homage to a family of flowering plants that boast 25,000 species. Thousands of blooms in every imaginable shape, color, pattern, and texture will be showcased at the show. A highlight of this year’s show is the vanilla orchid, which will add taste to the list of senses stimulated by the diverse array of plants.
The show will be held at the Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara from Friday, March 4th to Sunday, March 6th. Doors open at 9am and close at 5pm. General admission tickets are available online for $14/person ($12/person for seniors and students with a valid I.D.) and children 12 and under are free (with an adult).
Where: Santa Barbara, CA- Earl Warren Showgrounds
When: Friday,March 4th– Sunday, March 6th: 9am-6pm
Where to Stay
Spanish Garden Inn
Santa Barbara’s luxury boutique hotel, located downtown. The Spanish Garden Inn is your perfect summer festival basecamp. Enjoy its unique atmosphere and luxurious accommodations while planning out your day’s itinerary! 915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101. 805.564.4700.