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Santa Barbara Orchid Estate

#48 of 177 things to do in Santa Barbara Features Animals
1250 Orchid Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93111-2914
+1 805-967-1284
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We love orchids and really loved this place

Luckily a local told us about the Orchid Estate. It's a family owned business with an incredible... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2017
Bill G
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Amazing Orchid Nursery

The most amazing collection and variety of orchids available to the public. It was fun just walking... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2017
Mary B
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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1250 Orchid Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93111-2914
+1 805-967-1284
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Reviewed June 6, 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
Reviewed April 5, 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
Reviewed March 30, 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

2  Thank pattybru
Reviewed October 22, 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
Reviewed September 11, 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
Reviewed September 4, 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
Reviewed July 27, 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
Reviewed July 10, 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
Reviewed July 6, 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...More

Thank mtnandbeachgirl
Reviewed May 28, 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...More

Thank Lori B
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