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South Carolina Orchid Show and Sale

April 14, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - April 16, 2023 @ 4:00 pm


After being away during the height of Covid, the South Carolina Orchid society is proud to announce the 2023 South Carolina Orchid Show and Sale in the newly re-built Garden Council of Greater Columbia Building at 1605 Park Circle in Downtown Columbia- near USC!

The show will feature thousands of blooming orchids, presented by societies and growers from all over the Southeast. We have hundreds of participants – and more than a dozen accredited judges attending to make sure you have the very best on display! This is an American Orchid Society show with cash prizes and national awards given to the best plants. Best of all- this year’s show is FREE to attend for all!

In addition- we have packed in many other special attractions for our guests!
• We will have multiple vendors at the show: there are orchid growers from the Carolina’s to sculptors, potters and jewelry designers- all highlighting the beauty of orchids.
• The show will have open classes on Saturday 4/15 and Sunday 4/16 at noon and 2 PM covering everything from “Orchids are Easy!” to specific classes on care and
• We will have “Ask the Expert” during the entire show, so that if you have a question or need some help- we are there to help you better understand or care for your plants.
• We are providing “Re-pot on the Spot!” where you can bring in your plant that might need a new home- or maybe some extra care and our Society experts will repot for
you and teach you how to take care of your plant once you get home.
• We will have special exhibits from the Ikebana Society of incredible Japanese floral arrangements
• There are raffles for plants, gift certificates and blooming plants throughout the show!

Orchids are one of the most popular plants around the world and in the US. You can find them for sale everywhere you look- and people want to know how to take care of them and enjoy them more. Our goal is to show South Carolina the incredible variety out there and help people know that they CAN grow these amazing plants at home!

South Carolina Orchid Show and Sale
Garden Council of Greater Columbia Building: 1605 Park Circle, Columbia, SC 20201
(corner of Pickens and Blossom Streets- near USC)

Friday April 14th, 2023: 1 PM – 6 PM
Saturday April 15th, 2023: 9 AM – 6 PM
Classes: 12 PM: “Orchid Basics” with Gene Crocker, 2 PM: Cymbidium Orchids with Mark Reinke
Sunday April 16th, 2023: 11 AM – 4 PM
Classes: 12 PM: “Orchids are Easy!” with Linda Thorne, 2 PM: Orchid ailments with Bridget Uzar


April 14, 2023 @ 1:00 pm
April 16, 2023 @ 4:00 pm


Clay Owens
(803) 727-4957
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Columbia, SC United States + Google Map

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