orchid shows

2019 is the fifth year our society will participate in the Huntington Botanical Gardens  International Orchid Show.

upcoming 2019 orchid show

The Huntington Botanical Gardens 5th Annual International Orchid Show will be held on October 18 - 20, 2019.  Show times will be the same as the Huntington's, Friday-Sunday 10am to 5pm. In addition to the displays, vendors will also be offering orchids and supplies for sale.

OSSC members who wish to have their blooming orchids in the society's display MUST email 1st VP Carol Beule a list of plansts they will be displaying. Even if there is a question of the plant being in bloom or not, include it on the list. Lists can be sent starting Monday, October 7, and must be delivered by 6:00PM on MONDAY, OCTOBER 14th.

OSSC can and WILL begin to set up on Tuesday, October 15th: 

-- Transportation of the display to the Huntington will begin at 9am Tuesday, October 15th. Contact Carol Beule via email if you wish to participate.
-- From 10AM to 7PM on Wednesday, October 16th. (Set up and display flowers) Please arrive between 10AM and 11AM. Plants must be delivered by 3PM to be placed in the exhibit. If you are unable to deliver them on Wednesday, bring your plants to the meeting on Monday, October 14.

All society members who participate in the show function as temporary Huntington Volunteers and will have free admission during setup and show dates. An OSSC society badge is needed to be worn to show guards if needed. All such personnel who volunteer their services will be invited to the Opening Reception on Thursday, October 18th @ 5:00PM.  There is no fee to come and enjoy yourselves.  Vendor plant sales will be open at 4PM and those coming can get their choice of plants before others do.

Teardown of the display starts at 5PM on Sunday, October 20 and goes until 8pm.

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past orchid shows

Historically, OSSC has participated in every one of the shows organized by the Southland Orchid Show Committee since its inception in 1958.  The Southland Committee was comprised of representatives of orchid societies from the greater Los Angeles area, and included the following societies:


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 botanical gardens

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:

Information on other upcoming orchid shows in California can be found in the "Other California Orchid Events" section of our Calendar page.

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