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Judging Centers

The Pacific South (PAC South) Judging Region serves Southern California, Southern Nevada, and Arizona by providing Orchid Judging at regularly scheduled meetings and Orchid Shows upon request. Plants can be brought to any of the locations listed below. 

San Diego

Judging Center
 

Location: Balboa Park
Address: 1549 El Prado, San Diego, California 92101
Room: Casa del Prado, Room 104
Meeting Date: Every first Tuesday of every month.
Meeting Time: Plant entries are due at 6:00PM, when judging starts. Change to:  Plant entries begin at 6:00PM. Judging begins at 6:30PM.

COVID Protocol: COVID protocols have been relaxed. Vaccinations are not mandated. Masks are optional.
Judging Center Chair: Phyllis S. Prestia
Contact: Phyllis S. Prestia (orchldy2@mac.com)

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San Marino

Judging Center
 

Location: The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
Address: 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, California 91108
Room: Usually the Botanical
Center (Basement Floor), Atrium; (contact Brandon Tam for current information).
Meeting Date: Every second Saturday of every month, except March and October which has been cancelled.
Meeting Time: Judging in the Botanical Center starts at 10:00AM; plant entries must be submitted no later than 9:45AM.  Outdoor judging may start later (contact Brandon Tam for current information).

COVID Protocol: For the time being, we will no longer require that all attendees be fully vaccinated to attend. Mask wearing will be optional but strongly recommend. This decision was made in alignment with the March 4 health officer order from the LA County Dept. of Public Health.

Judging Center Chair: Michelle Dobard
Contact: Brandon Tam (btam@huntington.org)

Yorba Linda

Judging Center
 

Location: Yorba Linda Community Center
Address: 4501 Casa Loma Ave, Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Room: Classroom
Meeting Date: Every Third Wednesday of every month, except October which has been cancelled
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Meeting Time: Judging starts at 7:00PM; plant entries must be submitted no later than 6:45PM.

COVID Protocol: We will no longer require that all attendees be fully vaccinated to attend. Mask wearing will be optional but recommend. 
Judging Center Chair: Peter T. Lin
Contact: Peter T. Lin (minicatt99@yahoo.com)

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Santa Barbara

Judging Center

Location: Trinity Lutheran Church
Address: 909 N La Cumbre Rd, Santa Barbara, California 93110
Room: Greeting Room
Meeting Date: Every second Wednesday of every month.
Meeting Time: Judging starts at 7:00PM; plant entries must be submitted no later than 6:45PM.

COVID Protocol: Masks are recommended but not required.

Judging Center Chair: Jim Sloniker
Contact: Jim Sloniker (jimorchid@aol.com)

San Diego/Arizona

Judging Center
 

Location: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Preschool
Address:  3641 N 56th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018

Room: Room 12
Meeting Dates (2024): April 18, May 16, September 19, October 17, and November 2*

Meeting Time: Judging starts at 2:00PM; plant entries must be submitted no later than 1:45PM.

COVID Protocol: We will no longer require that all attendees be fully vaccinated to attend. Mask wearing will be optional but recommend. 
Judging Center Chair: Phyllis Prestia
Contact: Phyllis Prestia (orchldy2@mac.com)

*For November 2, 2024 only, judging will be at new location and start time: Valley Garden Center, 1809 N. 15th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007.

Start time: 10:00 am.

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