Santa Barbara Orchid Estate

When I think of Santa Barbara, I think of Cymbidiums. Recently Dave traveled there for work, and he found plenty to photograph at the Santa Barbara Orchid Estate (SBOE). With 5 acres (2 hectares) of gardens in a mild coastal climate, it’s no surprise that Cymbidiums thrive there.

Santa Barbara Orchid Estate greenhouse benchesCymbidium flowersCymbidium flower

But Cymbidiums are only part of the story. Since 1957, SBOE has offered a wide range of orchids for sale, including many of their own hybrid creations. Their emphasis is on temperature-tolerant orchids which can grow outdoors in much of the country. Besides Cymbidiums, SBOE has many tropical varieties with electric colors, like the Dendrobium and Vandas below.

Australian Dendrobium hybrid at Santa Barbara Orchid EstateVanda flowersVanda hybrid

SBOE’s decades of orchid expertise shines through in these photos. Visitors are always welcome to enjoy the estate, browse their huge collections of hybrids and species, and ask orchid care questions. Their gardens also includes palms, aloes, succulents, and many rare plants. Can’t get to Santa Barbara? They’ll ship orchids around the country.

Cymbidium hybrid at Santa Barbara Orchid EstateMini Dendrobium flowersCymbidium flower and buds

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6 Comments on “Santa Barbara Orchid Estate”

  1. Michelle C. Says:

    What magical colors! I may need to place an order….

  2. Rita Reynoso Says:

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  3. Raymond L. Says:

    Great cybidiums! Thanks for the pictures. Maybe its time to head down to SoCal for a visit…

  4. nancy Says:

    Oooh, LOVE that dendrobium! Great hot pink lip on the Ren too.

  5. bibipbub5 Says:

    Hello there I am so tickled to find these beautiful pictures. Thanks tremendously to advise this site. It looks like a wonderful place to visit!

  6. batya99 Says:

    Nice snaps dude !@