The 72nd annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show is scheduled for March 17 through 19 at Earl Warren Showgrounds. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
This is the oldest and largest orchid show in the country, occupying 22,000 square feet of floor space for displays along with a 13,000-square-foot flower market. Growers from the U.S., Japan, Ecuador, Brazil, Thailand and Columbia are represented.
An orchid "doctor" will be on hand to advise on how to keep your orchids healthy. An art show will play off the theme of orchids. There will be demonstrations on potting hosted by Master Gardeners, advice on creating arrangements and more.
For more information, visit sborchidshow.com.