Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition (POGE)

Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition Announces Expansion and New Venue

Previously the Pacific Orchid Exposition, the newly named Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition moves to the Cow Palace and opens its doors to all flowers and landscaping

(Daly City, CA, September 15, 2016) — The Pacific Orchid Exposition, the largest orchid show in the United States, is thrilled to announce its expansion to include more gardening delights in a new and larger venue. Reflecting this expansion, the annual fundraiser is now aptly titled the Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition. The new show features thousands of orchids and so much more: speciality plants from select growers, gardening supplies, equipment and landscaping materials from only the best suppliers. To accommodate this expansion, the event will now take place at the Cow Palace, in Daly City, CA. Next year’s show will occur February 23-26, 2017.

The San Francisco Orchid Society is excited to present the exposition as a full garden experience for the first time. At the expo you and your friends can buy not only exotic orchids from around the world, but also new plant and flower varieties. You will be surrounded by enchanting garden delights while savoring delicious food and drink.

Having trouble keeping your plants alive and healthy? Be sure to visit the “Plant Doctors” for advice on all your growing needs. Throughout the days of the event, docent tours and skilled horticultural experts will educate attendees with guided tours through the various intricate displays and award-winning flowers.

Gather tips on how to maintain the perfect garden while spending the day with your family and friends. You’ll find that this exposition is an ideal outing: with a silent auction, live music and beautiful flowers from all over the world, this is one show you won’t want to miss!

2017 POGE Ticket Information

1st Annual Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition


February 23, 2017, Sneak Peek, 6-9 pm

February 24-26, 2017

Fri.& Sat.: 9am-6pm, Sun.: 10am-5pm


Cow Palace, Daly City, California


3 Day Pass: $30
Sneak Peek Opening (includes complimentary parking): $40
3 Day Pass and Sneak Peek Opening: $70
General Admission: $14 advance online/$15 at the door
Seniors (65+): $11 advance online/$12 at the door
Children 16 and under are free



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POE 2016 Best Commercial Tabletop and Theme Trophies

2016 Pacific Orchid Exposition (POE)


Pacific Orchid Exposition’s 64th Annual Show, “A Legacy of Orchids,” Delights Crowds

The 2016 Pacific Orchid Exposition, which took place February 26-28, was a huge hit. Crowds flocked to San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center to view, purchase and learn about all kinds of orchids. The Festival Pavilion was alive and blooming with color and activity over the three full days of the exposition.

Upon entering the venue, attendees could view the many award-winning orchids, including the Best of Show: Dracula Raven. Beautiful and intricate displays illustrated the show theme, “A Legacy of Orchids,” which explored the history, tradition, folklore behind these fascinating flowers. George Tortorelli and Lisa Lynne were also near the front, setting the ambience with their soothing Celtic harp and flute music, while artist Kevin Woodson did live paintings of orchids nearby.

Attendees enjoyed browsing the diverse orchids on sale from orchid growers all over the world. Vendors sold coffee, pastries, frozen custard, sandwiches, salads, beer and wine, giving attendees something delicious to eat while they soaked in the experience.

The Orchid Doctor was available throughout the event to help numerous show-goers to diagnose and treat problems growing their orchids. In addition, orchid experts led a number of informative docent tours around the exposition, providing attendees with a deeper look into the history of orchids and this year’s show winners.

To top it all off, a highly successful Silent Auction also featured exotic trips, paintings, photographs, event tickets, and even “BiOrb” spherical terrariums for specialized orchid growing.

All in all, the show was a great success. We look forward to another great Pacific Orchid Exposition in 2017! Be sure to mark your calendars for next year’s show, which will take place February 24-26, 2017.