Thousands of orchids on display at Golden Gate Park

Marti Tout smells the orchids with Scott Cordle at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)Marti Tout smells the orchids with Scott Cordle at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Long time attendee Diane Dehler takes photos at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)Long time attendee Diane Dehler takes photos at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Lauren Roman from Nashville, Tenn., takes photos at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)Lauren Roman from Nashville, Tenn., takes photos at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jeff Harris, president of the San Francisco Orchid Society gives a group tour at the society’s 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)Jeff Harris, president of the San Francisco Orchid Society gives a group tour at the society’s 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
People come to view orchids from all over the world at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)People come to view orchids from all over the world at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Phalaenopsis Orchids are on view and to photograph at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)Phalaenopsis Orchids are on view and to photograph at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A Fumis Delight Orchids is on display at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)A Fumis Delight Orchids is on display at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Cattleya Orchids are on display at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)Cattleya Orchids are on display at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Cardinale Orchids are on display at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)Cardinale Orchids are on display at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Victoria Regina Orchid are on display at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)Victoria Regina Orchid are on display at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Women view orchids in aw at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)Women view orchids in aw at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Lauren Roman from Nashville, Tenn. takes photos with her phone at her second time attending the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)Lauren Roman from Nashville, Tenn. takes photos with her phone at her second time attending the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Over 30,000 Orchid species from all over the world are on display to view, smell and photograph at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)Over 30,000 Orchid species from all over the world are on display to view, smell and photograph at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Flo Zakharov takes a photo of an orchid at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)Flo Zakharov takes a photo of an orchid at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Katherine Leask takes a photograph of an orchid at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)Katherine Leask takes a photograph of an orchid at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Maryann Ho buys plants at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)Maryann Ho buys plants at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Shane Mittman holds her purchased Bulbophyllum Elizabeth Ann ‘Buckleberry’ FCC/AOS plant at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)Shane Mittman holds her purchased Bulbophyllum Elizabeth Ann ‘Buckleberry’ FCC/AOS plant at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Colorful Orchids are on display for sale by Orchid Design at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)Colorful Orchids are on display for sale by Orchid Design at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Orchid specialist Angelic Nguyen sprays water on her plants at the Orchid Design booth at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)Orchid specialist Angelic Nguyen sprays water on her plants at the Orchid Design booth at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Addison Serrin, 10, holds a Dendrobium kingianum orchid flower at her first time in the kids corner at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)Addison Serrin, 10, holds a Dendrobium kingianum orchid flower at her first time in the kids corner at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Long time attendees Claire Coney and her mom, Pat Coney carry their purchase of cymbidium orchids at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)Long time attendees Claire Coney and her mom, Pat Coney carry their purchase of cymbidium orchids at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Daria Borovinskaya, 4, and her brother, Robert Borovinskiy, 6, look through a magnifying glass at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)Daria Borovinskaya, 4, and her brother, Robert Borovinskiy, 6, look through a magnifying glass at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Daria Borovinskaya, 4, looks at an orchid with a magnify glass to get a closer view at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)Daria Borovinskaya, 4, looks at an orchid with a magnify glass to get a closer view at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Antonette Queri points to the first place and best in show, cultural excellence among other awards given to this white orchid, Den. papilio ‘Vistamont’ AM/AOS at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)Antonette Queri points to the first place and best in show, cultural excellence among other awards given to this white orchid, Den. papilio ‘Vistamont’ AM/AOS at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The first place and best in show, cultural excellence among other awards was given to this white orchid, Den. papilio ‘Vistamont’ AM/AOS at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)The first place and best in show, cultural excellence among other awards was given to this white orchid, Den. papilio ‘Vistamont’ AM/AOS at the San Francisco Orchid Society 2020 Pacific Orchid Exposition at the County Fair Building on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Amanda Peterson/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Nearly 30,000 orchids filled the County Fair building at Golden Gate Park on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 during the San Francisco Orchid Society’s annual Pacific Orchid Exposition. The event runs through Sunday.

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