Monday, January 21, 2008

The 56th Pacific Orchid Exposition, ‘Orchids Gone Wild’, February 28 – March 2, 2008, SF


San Francisco Orchid Society Hosts
56th Annual Pacific Orchid Exposition

Prepare yourself for orchids that were born to be wild when you step into the 56th annual Pacific Orchid Exposition (POE), hosted by the thriving San Francisco Orchid Society, one of the oldest and most active orchid societies on the West Coast.

Over 150,000 orchids from all over the globe, in every color, shape and size, will be viewable at this award winning show. The POE will bring out the wild side of all who attend, ensuring a mind boggling, jaw dropping, and eye popping experience.

This provocative showcase of orchids will take place at Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion February 28 through March 2, 2008.

Orchids are the largest family of flowering plants, and grow in every part of the world. The intricately structured orchid is known for its long-life span, revealing its compelling beauty or bizarre nature for months on end. More then 50 growers will be displaying their unique breeds and rare hybrid forms, giving orchid lovers the chance to purchase a one-of-a-kind treasure to gaze at in the comfort of the home, office, restaurant or shop.

The 2008 San Francisco Orchid Society’s Pacific Orchid Expo will offer tours and educational demonstrations of the latest developments in orchid horticulture.

This award winning show is judged by local Society experts and judges from throughout the country who are certified by the prestigious American Orchid Society (AOS).

Preview night, Thursday, February 28, includes delicious appetizers and wine tasting from 28 wineries, including varietals from four of the 2008 International San Francisco Chronicle Wine Tasting winners.

The POE is praised every year for maintaining its position as one of the top three orchid shows in the country. Come celebrate the amazing display of orchids this year, as the San Francisco Orchid Society anticipates the shapes and colors to be more unusual and the species and hybrid breeds more outrageous than ever.

Let the imagination run wild as the exotic nature of orchids is unveiled.

WHO: The San Francisco Orchid Society (SFOS)
WHAT: The 56th Pacific Orchid Exposition, ‘Orchids Gone Wild’
WHERE: Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion
WHEN: February 28 – March 2, 2008

Gala Benefit Preview, Thursday, February 28, 2008, 6:30-10:00 p.m.
Friday, February 29, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 1, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 2, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Preview Night: $30.00 in advance, $35.00 at the door
General Admission: $14.00 or $12.00 online
Seniors (65+), disabled: $8.00
Children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult, except at the Gala Benefit Preview

INFO: Call 415.665.2468


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