orchid show

This is a huge weekend for flower fans on the South Coast. The main exhibit hall at Santa Barbara’s Earl Warren Showgrounds is home to something that’s become one of the biggest events in the orchid world. The 74th Annual Santa Barbara International Orchid Show takes place this weekend.

Orchid lovers from around the world will be on the South Coast for the 73rd annual Santa Barbara International Orchid show, which runs Friday through Sunday.

Among the orchids on hand is one which survived January’s disastrous debris flows in Montecito. It’s the miracle orchid.

Everywhere you look in a huge Santa Barbara building, there are orchids of all shapes, sizes, and colors. In fact, there are so many, even the organizers of the 72nd annual Santa Barbara International Orchid show don’t have an accurate count.

You don’t have to be an orchid fan to appreciate the beauty of these flowers, which come from around the Central and South Coasts, across the state, and from as countries as far away as Ecuador, Japan, and Germany.