The POE 2019 Gala Preview Night theme was ” A Night in the Enchanted Forest”

The event featured uncrowded access to beautiful displays of orchids accompanied by good cheer, music, wine and hors d’oeuvres, and a keepsake wine glass.

There was a wonderful silent auction as well as first access to the plant sales area, with orchids, bromeliads and tropical plants sold by vendors from all over the world.

The Letterboxers

Winona and John ‘The Letterboxes’

The 2019 Pacific Orchid Exposition welcomed the delightful performing duo, The Letterboxers at the Gala Preview Night. The Letterboxers are a ukulele and vocal duet specializing in an eclectic mix of mellow rock, pop, and folk music. The band features Winona Hendrick on baritone ukulele, and John Mansfield on concert ukulele. Both members are classically-trained vocalists, blending tight harmonies with energetic strumming patterns. The Letterboxers most recently played Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2018, and enjoy regular performances around the Bay Area. When not playing music, Winona and John enjoy “letterboxing”.

Follow them on:

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Opening Night Gala

67th Annual Pacific Orchid Exposition

The Pacific Orchid Exposition is one of the largest orchid shows in the United States. With a silent auction, live music, and beautiful flowers from all over the world, this is one show you won’t want to miss!


Opening Night Gala:
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6:00–9:30 p.m.

Show & Sale:
Friday and Saturday, February 22-23, 2019, 9:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 24, 2019, 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.