The “Complements and Contrasts” theme will feature orchids and orchid displays with a variety of contrasting and complementing colors and shapes. The more than 50 large, professionally-
The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show began after World War II and has become one of the many highlights and much-anticipated events in the Santa Barbara area. The show attracts thousands of people of all interests from all over the world. It appeals to a wide variety of individuals, including: avid photographers, interested amateur gardeners, enthusiastic orchid growers, and anyone who enjoys the captivating beauty of orchids. It is a family-friendly event where children 12 and under are free with a paying adult.
Attendees will marvel at this most diverse and complex of plant families on display in intriguing garden exhibits and floral arrangements by top local, regional and international growers. A juried exhibition managed by the Santa Barbara Art Association allows visitors to experience orchids as the focus of fine art and photography. For those who wish to bring a touch of orchid color home, the extensive sales area includes regional and international vendors offering thousands of blooming orchid plants, orchid-related art and growing supplies for sale. Visitor and exhibitor information is available on our web site at http://www.SBOrchidShow.com.
Commercial orchid growers in the greater Santa Barbara area open their facilities for special sales and tours during the show weekend of March 14-16, 2014. Area growers can be found at http://www.CaliforniaOrchidTrail.com.
The 39th Annual Cymbidium Congress, hosted by the Cymbidium Society of America, is also held in conjunction with the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show. Registrants to the Congress focus on a day of lectures by international orchid experts, the Gala Santa Barbara International Orchid Show Awards Banquet and unlimited admission to the Show. Visit www.cymbidium.org for information on the Congress.
General admission to the show is $12. Seniors and students with ID pay $10; children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Individual tickets can be purchased at the show box office or through Ticketmaster. Group sales information is available on the website at www.sborchidshow.com, via email at sborchidshowpublicity@
The Santa Barbara International Orchid Show is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to bringing the enjoyment of orchids to the public. The venue is easy to reach at the Las Positas Road exit from Highway 101 in Santa Barbara.
To find out more about the 69th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show, visit www.sborchidshow.com.
Contact: Denise Leaser, Publicist
805-403-1533 or sborchidshowpublicity@