Established in 1957
Located on five acres of beautiful coastal Santa Barbara, the
Orchid Estate is just 500 feet from the Pacific Ocean. SBOE was
founded by Robert J. Chrisman and managed by Paul Gripp in 1957.
Paul purchased SBOE in 1967, retired in 1986, and currently, his
two children, Parry and Alice are owners. We are one of the world's
foremost collectors and propagators of orchid species and hybrids,
specializing in outdoor temperature tolerant varieties. All around
the globe we are known for our lovely grounds and friendly service.