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Santa Barbara Orchid Estate

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LOTS & LOTS of orchids!

This place was inundated with orchids. I have never ever seen so many orchids in one place in my... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2014
Debbie J
San Angelo, Texas
A forest of orchids

If you love orchids, you must drop in to visit Orchid Estates! They have all types and colors on... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2014
South San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

This place was inundated with orchids. I have never ever seen so many orchids in one place in my life! Nice place to visit.

Date of experience: December 2013
2  Thank Debbie J
Reviewed 13 January 2014

If you love orchids, you must drop in to visit Orchid Estates! They have all types and colors on display for you to purchase. It'll be hard for you to leave with just one selection, as they will all excite you with spectacular color and...More

Date of experience: December 2013
2  Thank Southcityca
Reviewed 30 November 2013

At one time, Santa Barbara County growers held a rare stock in trade, orchids that couldn't be found elsewhere. In recent years, importer sand large scale local growers have flooded the market, so that anyone with $10-$20 can find a beautiful orchid at a local...More

Date of experience: September 2013
4  Thank Jiminsb
Reviewed 26 November 2013

This place is amazing! The sheer variety of orchids is incredible. So much in bloom and its almost December. Just wanted to check the place out and there is no high pressure sales. Mel some folks taking photographs - great for photographers interested in closeups...More

Date of experience: November 2013
1  Thank Linda L
Reviewed 30 October 2013

If you love orchids, or rather, you like beautiful things to look at, go here!! This place is just incredible.

Date of experience: October 2013
2  Thank sticknswitch
Reviewed 23 September 2013

Right before we came they apparently sold most of their blooming plants. Lots of areas were restricted so very little to see.

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank Coreen A
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Might wonder where ARE the orchid growers on Orchid Drive as the Estate is a bit off the beaten path, but DO make a stop here. Although spring is the best season for orchids, was surprised to see so many blooms in August! Some areas...More

Date of experience: August 2013
3  Thank Shimadog
Reviewed 28 August 2013

After many years of telling ourselves that we need to visit the Orchid Estate, we finally stopped by during our long weekend in Santa Barbara celebrating our 40th anniversary. What a delight! So many orchids and varieties it was overwhelming. If you want to see...More

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank jadraughonart
Reviewed 17 August 2013

I love coming to Santa Barbara Orchid Estate. The estate is full of beautiful, healthy orchids of all different types and its a gorgeous place to walk around in. You can tell the owners genuinely care about orchids and are more than willing to help...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank bnjgirl133
Reviewed 31 July 2013

We were enlightened about these exotic plants and I went away feeling very knowledgeable about how to care for different species of orchids.

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank Linda P
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