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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 is relocating for its 2017 show and introducing new and exciting vendors

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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 brand new 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. The event’s new venue will be at the San Francisco County Fair Building (also known as the Hall of Flowers). Next year’s show will occur February 24-26, 2017.

We are delighted to present this year’s show theme: “Big Ideas for Small Gardens.” The expo this year will have a special a focus on learning about pollination and helping plants thrive in apartments, on windowsills and in city environments.

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

65th Annual Pacific Orchid and Garden Exposition

WHEN

February 24-26, 2017

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

WHERE

San Francisco County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers)
1199 9th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122

TICKETS

3 Day Pass: $30
General Admission: $14 advance online/$15 at the door
Seniors (65+): $11 advance online/$12 at the door
Children 16 and under are free

PARKING

Paid parking will be available at the following locations:

  1. Street parking
  2. Golden Gate Park Music Concourse Parking Garage, 1 Music Concourse Drive (415) 750-0741
  3. UCSF Medical Center which can be accessed from Irving Street. Shuttle service will be available to the Hall of Flowers.
    • UCSF is providing printable vouchers for 50% off on half day and full day parking for Saturday and Sunday (discount does NOT apply to Friday). The discount is only applicable to people who park at least 4 hours. The normal hourly rate is $3.75 per hour–Half day is regularly priced $15 (discounted to $7.50); Full day is regularly priced $30 (discounted to $15).

MORE INFORMATION

Call (650) 548-6700

SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PacificOrchidExpo
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PacOrchidExpo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pacorchidexpo/

For all social media, please include the following with your pictures:  #PacOrchidExpo

Volunteers Needed!

The San Francisco Orchid Society needs a lot of volunteers for a variety of positions. Help us out and have FUN at the same time. If you volunteer for a shift, you will get a badge that gives you unlimited entry to the show for all three days (Feb 24-26).

POGE 2017 Vendors

Contact individual vendor to inquire about pre-orders.

2016 Pacific Orchid Exposition (POE)

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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.