World of Orchids

Save the Date, May 4 – 27, 2024

San Diego Botanic Garden hosts its annual spring orchids showcase, World of Orchids, in our state-of-the-art, 8,000 square foot, glass-enclosed facility – the Dickinson Family Education Conservatory. In addition to the beautiful and immersive displays, the show features vendors on select weekends selling plants, potting materials, and other merchandise.


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Vendor Schedule

On-site vendor booths will be set up on select weekends with an assortment of plants and products for sale.

Check back for updates as vendors are added.

Guests walking through SDBG 2022 World of Orchids event


Members enjoy free entry to the exhibition and access to vendor booths. They also have the opportunity to join our upcoming Member Preview evening to be among the first to see our World of Orchids showcase.

Member Benefits


Hands-on classes will accompany this exhibition, featuring popular favorites and new workshops.

Check back throughout the exhibition’s run for more classes as they are added.

Class List

SDBG’s highly awarded Artist-in-Residence, René van Rems, AIFD, will serve as Creative Director for the exhibit. Van Rems will change the assortment of orchids for each of the five weeks, allowing visitors to experience different flowers and displays across multiple visits. Van Rems says that his passion “is to enhance through design what nature provides.” The displays at the World of Orchids exhibit will “inspire people to look at plants, botanical elements and their environment with renewed awareness.”

The stunning designs will feature impressive specimens, locally-bred hybrids, and rare species plants displayed in unique and unexpected ways. In addition to the many orchids that typically grow in the Garden’s Conservatory, displays will include plants on loan from private growers belonging to two local groups – the San Diego County Orchid Society and the Palomar Orchid Society – as well as orchids and materials from local businesses.

On select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the exhibition, vendors will offer unusual and unique orchids and merchandise for sale. Admission to World of Orchids is included with the purchase of a one-day ticket or an annual membership. Admission or a membership is required to visit the vendor booths.



The Garden has an on-site plant shop that sells a variety of plants and periodically offers cuttings and seedlings from its collection. On select days during World of Orchids, vendors set up booths to sell diverse assortments of plants, potting materials, unique containers, and other plant products. Visit the exhibition for inspiration and leave with a new addition to your collection.

Calendar updated throughout run.

Guests walking through SDBG 2022 World of Orchids event

Member Benefits

San Diego Botanic Garden Members enjoy free entry to the exhibition and access to vendor booths. Members also have the opportunity to join an exclusive member-only preview evening for our upcoming World of Orchids exhibition. Space will be limited and reservations will be required. All Garden members will receive an email invitation with more information and a link to register.

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A variety of hands-on and educational classes will be offered  throughout the run of the exhibition, including our popular Orchid Kokedama workshop, along with other houseplant classes. Check back for new classes and links throughout the run!