Pacific Spring Starts With Orchids
The 59th Annual Pacific Orchid Exposition “Natural Wonders” by the San Francisco Orchid Society opens at Fort Mason Center on March 3 and runs through March 6.
The natural wonders theme will be interpreted in both a visual and an educational way. More than 150,000 orchids will be showcased during the event, with explanations of the floral structure, pollination methods, and the ways orchids have adapted to diverse habitats and climates. Multiple species and hybrids of all colors, shapes and sizes, garnered from all over the world, will be presented by local, national and international professional and amateur growers, and offered for show and sale. Docent tours and cultivation tips will be given to thousands of visitors, pairing aesthetics and education. The show will be judged by Society experts and judges certified by the American Orchid Society (AOS). At the Gala Benefit Preview on Thursday, March 3, the guests will enjoy spectacular displays of orchids, wine tasting, hors d’ouvres and live music.
Show and sale hours will be: Friday, March 4: 10 am – 6 pm; Saturday, March 5: 9 am – 6 pm; Sunday, March 6: 10 am – 5 pm. Tickets to Gala Benefit: $35 advance/online and $40 at the door (includes wine glass and tastings). General Admission: $12 online/$14 at the door, Seniors (65+): $8 online/$10 at the door. Children 12 and under free (except for Preview night).
More information and tickets at 1-415-665-2468 or their website.