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Winner of Two Tickets to the Pacific Orchid Exposition

Gina Braden of Berkeley, California is the winner of two tickets to the Pacific Orchid Exposition to be held in San Francisco from February 23 to 26, 2012. Thanks to all who participated in this give-away.


Win Two Tickets to the Pacific Orchid Exhibition, February 2012. 

Phalaenopsis hybrid. Photo by Eric Hunt for San Francisco Orchid Society. Orchid lovers, who are planning to be in San Francisco, California at the end of February, are invited to attend the Pacific Orchid Exposition sponsored by the San Francisco Orchid Society. This event will take place February 23 to 26, 2012, at Fort Mason Center's Festival Pavilion.

The Pacific Orchid Exhibition is the largest orchid show in the United States, exhibiting more than 150,000 orchid flowers from all over the world. The event offers educational exhibits from local, national and international orchid growers. Each day, attendees can take part in docent tours and learn cultivation tips as they wander through this amazing orchid wonderland.

Cymbidium hybrid. Photo by Eric Hunt for San Francisco Orchid Society.

The mission of the San Francisco Orchid Society is to foster the culture and cultivation of orchids and to promote orchid education to its members and the public. Because of its diverse microclimate, the San Francisco Bay Area is widely acknowledged as one of the best orchid growing regions in the world and is home to thousands of exotic species.

The event opens with a Gala Benefit Preview, February 23 from 6:30 to 10:00 PM. The hours for the Show and Plant sale are Friday, February 24 from 10 AM to 6 PM, Saturday, February 25, from 9 AM to 6 PM, and Sunday, February 26 from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Cattleya orchid CAB001 from the catalog of Yih-Cheng of Taiwan, one of the 33 orchid vendors exhibiting at POE 2012.For tickets by phone call 1-888-695-0888 and for event information call 650- 548-6700 or visit

Free Ticket Offer:-   Since I am unable to attend this exhibit, I am happy to give away the tickets that were generously offered to me. Therefore, the first reader to contact me [use the link in the banner above] will receive two free general admission tickets. The winning email will be determined by the earliest time and date accompanying a reply, at the moment it appears in my inbox. The winner’s coordinates will be forwarded to the publicity department of the POE and they will mail tickets directly to the lucky reader.  Announcement of the winner will appear in a subsequent blog.

Poster artwork copyright by Sally RoberstonThe Pacific Orchid Exposition is a non-profit organization committed to horticultural education and saving the rain forests.