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Santa Barbara Orchid Estate

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Address: 1250 Orchid Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93111-2914
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+1 805-967-1284
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08:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 16:30

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Amazing Orchid Nursery

The most amazing collection and variety of orchids available to the public. It was fun just walking through it and photographing the flowers. We bought a very special orchid and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mary B
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most amazing collection and variety of orchids available to the public. It was fun just walking through it and photographing the flowers. We bought a very special orchid and had it shipped home. If you like orchids, don't miss this place!

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Spokane, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on previous reviews I thought this would be something like a botanical garden. But when we arrived the owner seemed frustrated with us because we were just there to look and not buy. Most areas had signs that said "no admittance". We left after about 15 minutes. But the orchids were beautiful and smelled wonderful.

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Claremont, California
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I had met Wayne, one of the owners, and his father at an orchid show in Pasadena over a year ago. He recognized me (for real - he remembered what I do for a living) and was very helpful on this visit. Although they supply wholesale orchids countrywide, Wayne took a lot of time to show me and my wife... More 

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Thank Nick32215
Portland, Oregon
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50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Unfortunately, we visited the estate when barely anything was in bloom. However, the orchids we did see were really incredible. We expected the entire estate, though, to be better cared for. It seems disorganized and downtrodden. If someone spiffed-up the place a bit, I think they could charge an admission fee and garner a lot of positive attention as a... More 

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Thank melmooreii
Santa Barbara, California
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104 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

If you are an orchid lover, then this is definitely a place to see once in your life. Absolutely beautiful specimens of orchids and such fascinating species of them as well!

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Thank Lucky7Traveler
Naperville, Illinois
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257 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is the second visit; and well worth it if you are an orchid fan. The people let you walk through the green houses on your own. You can purchase orchids and have them shipped. The person at the site was very well versed in orchids. A fun, simple time.

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Thank MicheleC106
Springfield, MO
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Only over 1,00 different species of orchids. Pretty amazing for a Missouri native. This is a nursery with very helpful workers everywhere you turn.

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Thank JTRSpringfield_MO
Crestline, California
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I was told they have the most varieties in the world, which I am sure is true, though many if not most were not in bloom. I did, however, love the orchids that were in bloom. Pricey for my pocketbook, but since I was told they go all over the world to find them I am sure they are worth... More 

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San Diego, California
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

A must see for orchid lovers. An amazing collection and variety of orchids, always a bunch blooming. Good orchids are expensive, so if you want to buy keep that in mind. This was my second trip there, and it was just as wonderful as the first.

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Thank Lori B
Prescott, AZ
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We stopped in this morning and have never seen so many orchids. We didnt know that some have a wonderful scent. Wayne helped us pick out a couple for our particular growing situation. The staff was very helpful and we were really wowed

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