orchid shows

2016 is the second year our society will participate in the Huntington Botanical Gardens  International Orchid Show.

upcoming 2016 orchid show

The Huntington Botanical Gardens 2nd Annual International Orchid Show will be held on October 21 - 23, 2016.  Show times will be the same as the Huntington's, 10:30am to 4:30pm (Friday: 12pm - 4:30pm). This year's theme is "Elegant Orchids", Poster for the 2016 Huntington Orchid Showand a full-color large postcard sized poster with the show's information is available here.

In addition to the displays, vendors will also be offering orchids and supplies for sale.

This year's show is distinguished in that it is the first one to be held in conjunction with the American Orchid Society Fall 2016 Members’ Meeting (October 19-23).

OSSC members who wish to have their blooming orchids in the society's display MUST submit a completed entry form for each of their plants by 6:00PM on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18th, no exceptions. The official entry form must be used, and can be downloaded here. The class and section each plant belongs in can be found in this section of the Huntington Exhibitor Guide.

OSSC can and WILL begin set up: 

-- From 10AM to 4PM Tuesday, October 18th. (Move in and basic placement)
-- From 8AM to 6PM on Wednesday, October 19th. (Set up and display flowers)

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 20th @ 5PM.  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 4PM on Sunday, October 23.

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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 Events" section of our Calendar page.

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