Newport Harbor Orchid Expo & Sale 2019

The event will be on Friday, February 8th through Sunday, February 10th, 2019, at 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 event is free and open to the public.

The Orchid Expo and Sale hours are: Friday, 10am – 9pm, Saturday, 10am – 8pm, and Sunday, 11am – 6pm.

This year’s event, themed “Orchid Mania” will showcase thousands of orchids in bloom from all over the world.
*Please note the display room will be open to the public after judging is completed, estimated opening time is noon.

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 displayed by professional growers, local orchid societies, and individual hobbyists. A large sales area will feature expert local and international commercial growers who offer unique species and hybrids for sale. There will also be plant orchid judging, which is conducted by accredited judges of the American Orchid Society, as well as by local society members. If you are interested in bringing your plants for judging, please register your plants in person between 10 am – 8pm on Thursday, February 7. Plant Registration Form is available to print out in advance or can be filled out at the Show. For more information about the Show, please use our Contact Us form below.

NHOS will also have a display room featuring Painting, Photography, and Bonsai/Sculpture exhibits by the Vietnamese Orchid Society members.

In addition to the orchid and bonsai displays, judging, and sales, there will also be hands-on potting demonstrations. The three re-potting workshops are scheduled for Friday February 8, Saturday, February 9, and Sunday, February 10. The time for all three workshops will be 2 pm. Registration is limited to the first 20 registrants for each class. This is a hands-on workshop conducted by Paula and John Butler. Participants will be provided with an orchid to repot (plant type TBD), potting mix, and a pot. At the end of the demonstration participants get to take their newly potted orchid home. This is a great way to learn more about orchids, potting, virus pathogens, and proper sanitation techniques.  There is a $6 fee per participant (orchid and supplies included). For complete information and registration, you can sign up in advance by filling out the Potting Class Registration form below.

Founded in 1979, the Newport Harbor Orchid Society has over 100 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 Senior Center in Costa Mesa, 695 W. 19th Street.  Guests and new members are welcome.

Contact Us

Potting Class Registration

Potting workshop

$6 cash payment per class

Newport Harbor Orchid Expo 2019 Awards

Newport Harbor Orchid Society Display 2019
Best of Show Trophy
Dendrobium teretifolium x Ida May


Plant Trophies

(Awards for Individual Plants)


Best of Show Trophy

Den. teretifolium x Ida May
Presented by Newport Harbor Orchid Society



Best Specimen Trophy

Paul Brecht Memorial Trophy

Cymbidium Cascade Piniot
Presented by Tuyet’s Orchids



Best Culture, Species Trophy

Pat & Ginny Worthington Memorial Trophy

Dendrobium tenellum
Presented by Newport Harbor Orchid Society



Best Culture, Hybrid Trophy

Rick Efker Memorial Trophy

Lycaste Alan Salzman
Presented by Newport Harbor Orchid Society



Best of Paphiopedilum Trophy

Ron Capps Memorial Trophy

Paphiopedilum Raisin Pie
Presented by Orange County Orchid Society



Best Cattleya Alliance Trophy

Alba Connor Memorial Trophy

Cattleya Santa Barbara Sunset
Presented by Newport Harbor Orchid Society



Best Cymbidium Trophy

Ann & Guy Gottschalk Trophy

Cymbidium Donavan X Ben Singer
Presented by Vietnamese Orchid Society



Best Phalaenopsis & Doritis Trophy

Phalaenopsis Schilleriana
Presented by Vietnamese Orchid Society



Best Vanda & Allied Genera Trophy

Rhynchostylis Gigantea
Presented by Vietnamese Orchid Society



Best Dendrobium Trophy

Dendrobium teretifolium x Ida May
Presented by Newport Harbor Orchid Society



Best Oncidium & Allied Genera Trophy

Rsg. Rawdon’s Jester
Presented by San Diego Orchid Society



Best Pleurothallid Alliance Trophy

Masdevallia Polystachya
Presented by Orchid Design



Best Maxillaria Trophy

Maxillaria lindleyana
Presented by Newport Harbor Orchid Society



Best Other Genera Trophy

Dendrobium tenellum
Presented by Newport Harbor Orchid Society


Mayor’s Trophy

(Mayor Tri Ta’s Choice)
Paphiopedilum micranthum





AOS Display Trophies


Society Display Trophies

First Place: Vietnamese Orchid Society


Second Place: San Diego County Orchid Society


Third Place: Orange County Orchid Society



Vendor Display Trophies

First Place: Sunset Valley Orchids


Second Place: Casa de las Orquidias


Third Place: Cal Orchids



AOS Awards

  • Phrag. Fliquet ‘Ann’s Candy’, AM – Joe Rupp
  • Epi. Pacific Charisma ‘OO La La’, AM – Cal Orchids
  • Epi. (Pacific Punch x Pacific Dragon) ‘Cerise, AM – Cal Orchids
  • Den. (Royal Vista x speciosum, ‘J.C. Cresent Beam’, AM – Carlos Lopez
  • C. Florence Lin ‘Wine’, AM – Ruben Colmanares
  • Epi. (Pacific Karma x Pacific Magic) ‘Mango’, AM – Cal Orchids
  • Lc. (Hot Sauce x Splendid Spice) ‘Super Red’, AM – SVO Fred Clarke
  • Lyc. Alan Salzman ‘Espies Delight’, AM – Espie Quinn
  • Lc. Moonlight Dream ‘Moonlight Kiss’, AM – SVO Fred Clarke
  • L. anceps f. striata ‘Four Feathers’, AM – Ruben Colemares


CSA Awards

  • Paph. New Direction ‘Welt Sonata Lavender’, Silver – Huntington Library & Gardens
  • Cym. Rajah’s Ruby ‘Nancy’, Silver – Casa de las Orquideas
  • Cym. Golden Zenith ‘New Horizon’, Bronze – Sorella Orchids
  • Cym. (Lotza Spotz x Pywacket) ‘Ponce’, Bronze – Casa de las Orquideas
  • Cym. Double Passion ‘Else’, Bronze – Casa de las Orquideas
  • Cymbidium Display, Gold Medal – Casa de las Orquideas
  • Paphiopedilum, Gold Medal – Huntington Library & Gardens