San Diego International Orchid Fair

San Diego International Orchid Fair

Thank you for attending.


Join us for the splendidly colorful San Diego International Orchid Fair where countless varieties of orchids grace the grounds, some in exhibits and some for sale.

Learn from the experts how to care for your newly purchased orchids at our ongoing lectures on culture and care.

Have your orchid judged. The show is an official AOS (American Orchid Society) judging event and there will be ribbon judging as well. To register your plants for judging bring them to the San Diego Botanic Garden Ecke Building on Thursday, October 3, 4 – 7 pm and Friday, October 4, 9 am – 12 noon. Someone will be available to help you classify your plants. Please make sure they are pest-free, flowers are staked, and plants are clean. Judging begins promptly at 1 pm on Friday, October 4, so please have your plants registered by 12 noon.
For information on vendors, judging and more, visit our website at

Cost: Free with admission or Garden membership.
Free for AOS members (must show card)

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2013 Speakers


10:00 a.m.
Dave Hoffmaster
Repotting Cattleyas (flexible)

11:00 a.m.
Paul Tuskes
Phalaenopsis Culture

1:00 p.m.
Paul Tuskes
Mounting Orchids on Wood

2:00 p.m.
Kay Klausing
Rupicolous Laelias  

10:00 a.m.
Jerry Spencer
Repotting Cymbidiums

11:00 a.m.
Dennis Wharton
Growing Mounted Orchids Outdoors

1:00 p.m.
Alex Nadzan
Cattleya Culture Including Repotting

2:00 p.m.
Nico Goosens
Reblooming Your Orchid


2013 Vendors

Andy's Orchids

Asbell Orchids

Beauti… Florist

Beauty & Lovely Orchids Nursey 

Calavo Gardens/Rex Foster Orchids

Casa de las Orquideas

Everything Orchids

Fouquette Orchids

Granite Hills Orchids

Lico Orchids

Orchid Source Laboratory

Rio Mojave Orchids 

S.D. Orchid Conservation Committee

Tayama Greenhouse Inc.

Tuyet's Orchids


Banner Photo: Ben Mach
Lycaste About first spring 'Peter Sobel my delight' FCC/AOS
The Grower is Helen Pfister

Montage Photos: Loren Batchman, left to right, L Anceps Tamiko, Sales Area,
Paph Veronique Bert, Sales Area, Pot Little Toshie 'H & R'