Welcome to Orchid Expo 2014 Show and Sale!


The Newport Harbor Orchid Society will host its 13th Annual Orchid Expo and Sale on Friday, February 7th through Sunday, February 9th, 2014, at the Westminster Mall, in Orange County California. The event is free and open to the public.

orchid_paradise_smThis year’s event, themed “Orchid Paradise” 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 expert commercial growers who will be offering unique species and hybrids for sale. There will also be two 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, February 9, and Sunday, February 10. Registration is limited to the first 20 registrants for each class. To register send an e-mail providing your name and phone number to ndbenay@cox.net.

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 onthe 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: www.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 2014 Awards

Best of Show
Dendrobium speciosum var. hillii ‘Don Brown’
Exhibitor: Minh Yen


Best in Class
(Awards to Individual Plants)


Cattleya Alliance
Schomburgkia rosea
Exhibitor: Andy Thanh Nguyen


Standard Cymbidiums
Cym. Spotted Leopard ‘Royale’
Exhibitor: Ha Bui


Novelty & Miniature Cymbidiums
Cym. Ha Bui ‘His Majesty’
Exhibitor: Ha Bui


Phalenopsis & Doritis
Phalaenopsis Hybrid
Exhibitor: Ngoc Huynh


Vanda & Allied Genera
Rynchostylis gigantea ‘Orange Star’
Exhibitor: Mai Dang


Paphiopedilums & Associated Genera
Paphiopedilum Charjan x Pahpiopedilum Winston Churchill
Exhibitor: Andy Thanh Nguyen


Dendrobium speciosum var. hillii ‘Don Brown’
Exhibitor: Minh Yen


Oncidiums & Allied Genera
Onc. Midnight Miracle ‘Masai Red’
Exhibitor: Kay Firebaugh


Pleurothallid Alliance
Masdevallia angulata
Exhibitor: Rick Wells


Maxillaria schunkeana
Exhibitor: Lynn Wiand


Other Genera
Coel. cristata
Exhibitor: Nick Braemer


Perpetual Awards


Paul Brecht Memorial for Best Specimen
Dendrobium speciosum var. hillii ‘Don Brown’
Exhibitor: Minh Yen


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


Pat Worthington Memorial for Best Culture Species
Renanthera imschootiana
Exhibitor: Long Beach Amateur Orchid Society


Rick Efker Memorial for Best Culture Hybrid  (Given by the Mayor of Westminster)
Cymbidium Sara Jean Ice Cascade
Exhibitor: Long Beach Amateur Orchid Society


Ann & Guy Gottschalk for Best Cymbidium
Cym. Spotted Leopard ‘Royale’
Exhibitor: Ha Bui


Memorial Alba Connor Award for Best Cattleya
Schomburgkia rosea
Exhibitor: Andy Thanh Nguyen


AOS and Orchid Digest Display Awards


AOS Display Show Trophy
Vietnamese Orchid Society (Hoi Hoa Lan Viet Nam)


Orchid Digest Display Trophy
South Coast Orchid Society


President’s Trophy, Best Use of Theme
South Coast Orchid Society


Best Displays
(Ribbon Judging)


Commercial Display CSA
First Place: Lico Orchids
Second Place: Cal Orchid
Third Place: Tuyet’s Orchids


Society Display AOS
First Place: Long Beach Amateur Orchid Society
Second Place: Vietnamese Orchid Society (Hoi Hoa Lan Viet Nam)
Third Place: South Coast Orchid Society


Hobbyist Display
First Place: Joe Santy
Second Place: Ha Bui