Head for the Hall of Flowers at Golden Gate Park (9th Ave and Lincoln St) to participate in the 19th year of Orchid Mania – an event dubbed the “World’s Largest Orchid Garage Sale.” Keep in mind that you have not one, but two days to capture the white, purple, pink, and red shades of thousands of gorgeous orchids – being held Saturday, August 9th and Sunday, August 10th, from 10am to 4pm.

It is suggested that you bring your own box or container so that you may carry home any specimens that have caught your eye. An assortment of rare or distinctive species are sure to please local orchid collectors looking for a prize possession to call their own. Some visitors simply browse about in order to choose an attractive blooming plant to liven up their household.

There is no admission fee to worry about, as this is just another fascinatingly free event that takes place at the park. Sale proceeds for this affair are donated to grassroots AIDS organizations located in California and Thailand, so take the time to lend a hand to this non-profit event headed solely by volunteers. The orchids originate from commercial and individual sponsors positioned all over the world. For more details, check out http://www.orchids.org/.