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.

Bay Area Newssan francisco news

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott listens at a rally to commemorate the life of George Floyd and others killed by police outside City Hall on Monday, June 1, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Will the Biden Administration help SF speed up police reform?

City has struggled to implement changes without federal oversight

Lowell High School (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Students, families call for culture shift at Lowell after racist incident

District to explore changes including possible revision of admissions policy

Alan Wong was among California National Guard members deployed to Sacramento to provide security the weekend before the presidential inauguration. (Courtesy photo)
CCSF board member tests positive for COVID-19 after National Guard deployment

Alan Wong spent eight days in Sacramento protecting State Capitol before Inauguration Day

Due to a lack of votes in his favor, record-holding former Giant Barry Bonds (pictured at tribute to Willie McCovey in 2018) will not be entering the National Baseball Hall of Fame in the near future.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Ex-Giants star Barry Bonds again falls short of Hall of Fame

After striking out yet again in his bid to join Major League… Continue reading

San Francisco firefighter Keith Baraka has filed suit against The City alleging discrimination on the basis of race and sexual orientation.<ins></ins>
Gay black firefighter sues city for discrimination

A San Francisco firefighter who says he was harassed and discriminated against… Continue reading

Most Read