Everywhere you look in a huge Santa Barbara building, there are orchids of all shapes, sizes, and colors. In fact, there are so many, even the organizers of the 72nd annual Santa Barbara International Orchid show don’t have an accurate count.

You don’t have to be an orchid fan to appreciate the beauty of these flowers, which come from around the Central and South Coasts, across the state, and from as countries as far away as Ecuador, Japan, and Germany.