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San Diego International Orchid Fair 2012

San Diego Botanic Entrance Sign

Above: San Diego Botanic Entrance Sign

18th Annual Orchid Show and Orchid Sale
Saturday, October 6th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 7th from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for the splendidly colorful San Diego International Orchid Fair where countless varieties of orchids grace the grounds, some in exhibits and some for sale.

Learn from the experts how to care for your newly purchased orchids at “Orchids 101,” our ongoing lectures on culture and care.

*Free with admission or membership. Admission for Adults is $12; Seniors, students, active military $8; Children ages 3-12 $6; Members; children ages 2 & under FREE. Parking $2/ Members park free.

For more information, visit, call 760-436-3036 or email

San Diego Botanic Garden is just 30 minutes north of downtown San Diego in Encinitas, California. It covers approximately 35 acres at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, which runs parallel to Interstate 5 between Encinitas Blvd and Leucadia Blvd. Google Map

Coming from the South: Take I-5 North, exit Encinitas Boulevard and turn right (heading east) (0.5 miles) turn left on Quail Gardens Drive (0.3 miles) the entrance to the Gardens will be on your left.

Coming from the North: Take I-5 South, exit Leucadia Boulevard and turn left (heading east) (0.5 miles) turn right on Quail Gardens Drive (1 mile) the entrance to the Gardens will be on your right.

Using Public Transportation: Visit the North County Public Transportation District website to plan your trip: From the Encinitas Station take the NCTD Breeze (bus) route 309 Towne Center. Get off at the Encinitas Blvd stop at Westlake St. Walk north on Westlake St to the San Diego Botanic Garden Entrance, approximately 0.3 miles. (Westlake St turns into Quail Gardens Drive).

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