Welcome to the Newport Harbor Expo 2011 Show and Sale!


The Newport Harbor Orchid Society will host its 10th Annual Orchid Expo and Sale on Friday, January 28, 2011 through Sunday, January 30, 2011, at the Westminster Mall, in Orange County, California.

The event is free and open to the public.

card2011This year’s event, themed “Orchid Extravaganza” will showcase thousands of orchids in bloom from all over the world.  Orchids are the largest family of flowering plants with over 35,000 known species and hybrids, and they grow in every part of the world.

Without having to leave Southern California, show goers will be dazzled by the diversity and beauty of the orchids to be displayed by professional growers, area orchid societies, and individual hobbyists.

A large sales area will feature twenty-five expert commercial growers who will be offering unique species and hybrids for sale. Free culture classes and workshops will be conducted by experienced orchid hobbyists and professionals including Paul Gripp of Santa Barbara, Dr. Norito Hasegawa, and Peter Lin, all three days of the show.  There will also be two free potting workshops designed specifically for new growers.  An exhibit of orchid art by members of the Westminster Mall’s Kids Club will also be on exhibit during the show.

Judging of the plants will be conducted by accredited judges of the American Orchid Society and the Cymbidium Society of America as well as by local society members.

The two potting workshops are scheduled for Saturday, January 29, and Sunday, January 30 at 4 pm both days. Registration is limited to the first 20 registrants for each class. To register, send an e-mail providing your name and phone number.

Founded in 1979, the Newport Harbor Orchid Society has over 150 participating members who reside in Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Riverside Counties. The organization’s primary mission is to foster the culture, cultivation, and conservation of orchids and to educate its members and the public about orchids. The society meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Neighborhood Community Center in Costa Mesa, 1845 Park Avenue. Guests and new members are welcome. For more information: https://nhosinfo.org

The Westminster Mall located in Westminster, CA with easy access from the 405 Freeway and the Bolsa exit.  Parking is free.  The mall is fully handicap accessible.

The Orchid Expo and Sale hours are:
Friday, 10 am – 9 pm, Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm, and Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm.

Newport Harbor Orchid Expo 2011 Awards

Best in Class
(Awards to Individual Plants)


Cattleya Alliance
Laelia Santa Barbara Sunset Surprise
Exhibitor: Ha Bui


Standard Cymbidiums
Cymbidium lowianum ‘James Drysdale’
Exhibitor: VNOS


Novelty/Miniature Cymbidiums
Cymbidium One Tree Hill
Exhibitor: Dave & Judy Smith


Not awarded


Vanda and Allied Genera
Ang. Crestwood ‘Feverbach’
Exhibitor: Renata Schmidt


Paphiopedilums and Associated Genera
Paphiopedilum villosum
Exhibitor: Kay Firebaugh


Dendrobium grandiflorum
Exhibitor: VNOS


Oncidiums and Allied Genera
Osmoglossum pulchellum
Exhibitor: Jim Hoyle


Pleurothallid Alliance
Not awarded


Other Genera
Dendrochillum tenellum
Exhibitor: Lynn Wiand


Perpetual Awards


Paul Brecht Memorial for Best Specimen
Dendrochillum tenellum
Exhibitor: Lynn Wiand


Ron Capps Memorial for Best Paphiopedilum
Paphiopedilum villosum
Exhibitor: Kay Firebaugh


Pat Worthington Memorial for Best Culture Species
Dendrochillum tenellum
Exhibitor: Lynn Wiand


Rick Efker Memorial for Best Culture Hybrid (Given by the Mayor of Westminster)
Laelia Santa Barbara Sunset Surpise
Exhibitor: Ha Bui


Ann & Guy Gottschalk for Best Cymbidium
Cymbidium lowianum
Exhibitor: VNOS


AOS and Orchid Digest Display Awards


AOS Display Show Trophy
Newport Harbor Orchid Society


Orchid Digest Display Trophy
South Coast Orchid Society


Best Displays
(Ribbon Judging)


Commercial Display
First Place: Lico Orchids
Second Place: Cal Orchids
Third Place: Andy’s Orchids


Society Display
First Place: South Bay Orchid Society
Second Place: San Diego Orchid Society
Third Place: South Coast Orchid Society


Hobbyist Display
First Place: Joe Santy