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Santa Barbara Orchid Estate

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1250 Orchid Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93111-2914
+1 805-967-1284
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A riot of orchids

The Orchid Estate sits near More Mesa and is open for visitors. They've been hybridizing and... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Tony S
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Lexington, Massachusetts
Warning: Could Cause Orchid Addiction

I like orchids..... maybe not passionate about them.....but if I lived nearby Santa Barbara Orchid... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
ScottNewportCoast_CA
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Newport Coast, CA
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1250 Orchid Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93111-2914
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

The Orchid Estate sits near More Mesa and is open for visitors. They've been hybridizing and growing orchids for year; the place is teeming with orchids. It is an explosion of color and kind, and a fun place to walk around. The staff are friendly,...More

Thank Tony S
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I like orchids..... maybe not passionate about them.....but if I lived nearby Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, it could become an addiction. Prices are quite reasonable for some beautiful specimens, starting around $25 and going way up for rare, one-of-a-kind plants. It's worth a shopping trip........More

Thank ScottNewportCoast_CA
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

Luckily a local told us about the Orchid Estate. It's a family owned business with an incredible variety of orchids, many for sale. The owners were very hospitable and helpful, taking the time to answer our many questions. The garden is huge with hundreds of...More

Thank Bill G
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

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!

1  Thank Mary B
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

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...More

3  Thank pattybru
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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...More

Thank Nick32215
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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...More

1  Thank melmooreii
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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!

Thank Lucky7Traveler
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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...More

Thank MicheleC106
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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.

Thank JTRSpringfield_MO
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