May 30- June 1, 2014
At the Winchester Mystery House (R)
photo (directly above) copyright Bruce Davidson 2014. All rights reserved.
We have an amazing line up of exciting activities...
This is your very first opportunity to purchase rare and exotic orchids before they are made available to the public on Saturday and Sunday. This event is for the serious collector. $10.00 Admission with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Orchid Conservation Alliance. On this evening the show vendors "pay the tax" so the more you spend the more you'll save.
Friday 5:30pm-9:00 pm,
$5.00 Admission with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Orchid Conservation Alliance. You will have the opportunity to purchase some of the highest quality orchids available in the world. Many of these plants' superior breeding grants them blooms that have won awards or have the potential to do so. In other cases you will find exceptionally well grown species orchids in an authentic form just as you would find them growing in their native habitat. With every orchid purchased you'll be given an opportunity ticket and the chance to win a free orchid when you attend an orchid growing skill session to occur about every hour or so throughout the day.
Saturday, Sunday throughout the day
$5.00 Admission with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Orchid Conservation Alliance. Beginner Orchid Growing Skill Sessions will occur about every hour throughout the day. The themes will vary based on the specific grower's specialty area. Remember that your objective is not just to purchase an orchid but also to learn how to grow it so it will thrive under your care. We want to encourage you to do your homework so we are offering you the chance to win a free orchid if you make a purchase and then attend an entire orchid growing skill session. The opportunity orchid drawing will occur at the end of each skill session. These skill sessions are instructed by the orchid experts themselves and will give you the knowledge you need to be successful in your orchid growing endeavors. You must be present at the skill session to win the opportunity orchid drawing.
This year we will not include American Orchid Society Judging. However we have enjoyed featuring AOS judging in the past and feel it is an excellent opportunity for the public to glean insights into the qualities that characterize excellence based on current Orchid hybrid and species standards. Please visit www.aos.org to learn more about AOS judging.