OSSC has participated in every one of the shows organized by the
Southland Orchid Show Committee since its inception in 1958. The
Southland Committee is comprised of representatives of orchid societies from the
greater Los Angeles area, and currently includes the following societies:
upcoming 2012 orchid show
The next Southland Orchid Show at the Huntington Library, Art Collection, and
Botanical Gardens will be held on October 19th-21st,
2012. Show times will be the same as the Huntington's, 10:30am to 4:30pm
(Friday: 12pm - 4:30pm). This year's theme is "Orchid Mystique",
and a printable PDF file with
the official poster for this event is available here. More
information on this year's show will be available here as the date draws nearer.
Admission to the show is as follows:
- Adults: $15 , $20 on weekends
- Seniors (age 65+): $12, $15 on weekends
- Students (age 12-18, or with student ID): $10
- Youth (age 5-11): $6
- Children under 5: Free
includes access to all of Huntington Gardens, Art Galleries, and
Library. In addition to the society orchid displays, there
will be orchid displays by a host of international orchid
vendors sited among the rain forest and tropical collections in
the Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science. These
vendors will also be offering orchids for sale.
past orchid shows
While OSSC has participated in every Southland Orchid Show since its
inception, it's only in recent years , through this website, that we have
been able to share the results and photos from past shows. This has proved
useful: recently, an Internet user was searching for information on a
particular orchid that was listed in the ribbon judging results, and we were
able to connect him with the owner of that plant for further information!
past orchid shows at the huntington library, art collections, and
In 2005, the Southland Orchid Committee moved their show to the newly
opened Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory and adjacent buildings. Here are
links to articles showing OSSC's entries in these shows:
And here are links to photo galleries for these shows:
- past orchid shows at the new otani hotel
The East West Orchid Show was an annual event hosted by the East
West Development Corporation at the New Otani Hotel and adjacent
Weller Court in the Little Tokyo section of downtown Los Angeles.
The show was organized by the
Southland Orchid Show Committee, and featured displays by seven
different orchid societies from Southern California and over 30
vendors from around the world displaying and selling their orchids.
OSSC participated in the East West Orchid Show every year since its inception
in 1986. Click on the show you wish to view information on:
Additional information on the East West Orchid Show can be found on the
website of the
Southland Orchid Show Committee.
Information on other upcoming orchid shows in California can be found in the
"Other Events" section of our Calendar page.
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