San Diego International Orchid Fair

San Diego International Orchid Fair
Saturday, October 4, 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, October 5, 9 am – 4 pm


Join us for the 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 on how to care for your newly purchased orchids at “Orchids 101” with ongoing lectures throughout the weekend on culture and care of these beautiful plants.

The Fair is an official American Orchid Society (AOS) judging event with ribbons being awarded. To register your plants for judging, please bring them to the Garden’s Ecke Building on Thursday, October 2 between 4 – 7 pm or on Friday, October 3 between 9 am – 12 noon. Please make sure your plants are clean, pest-free, and the flowers are staked. Judging begins at 1 pm sharp on Friday, October 3.

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

Please check back for judging information.


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'