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Welcome To Santa Barbara Orchid Estate

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We are a specialty retail nursery featuring orchids for outdoor growing and landscaping in coastal California. Every month brings different types and colors of orchids into bloom. Established in 1957. Click here for hours and directions.

Orchid Of The Day

Friday, May 20, 2022
Encyclia Knoydart Spring
Encyclia Knoydart Spring
Orchid Of The Day
Every day of the year, we feature a special limited plant. Plants are featured when they are in spike or flower, so order the most current for the best blooms, and before they sell out!

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May 20-2022
Encyclia Knoydart Spring
May 19-2022
Encyclia Talisker Bay
May 14-2022
Cattleya Mareeba Tiger
May 11-2022
Tolumnia variegata var. white
May 10-2022
Cattleya Aurora Dance
May 07-2022
Brassia verrucosa
May 06-2022
Renanthera John Losgar
News

Dear Orchid Friends,

Due to pandemic related concerns, we have reduced our retail business hours.

We are unable to welcome tourists at this time due to reduced staff. For tourists, periodically check our website for when we will again be open to the general public.

        Updated 05/03/22:  Here are our fairly certain open hours for May 2022, but please call or check this website before visiting.    Please do not visit if you have been in close contact with anyone who has recently tested positive for COVID or if you have COVID-like symptoms.

The safety of our customers and staff is of the utmost importance to us.  Masks are required at all times while on the nursery grounds (indoors and outdoors). Please maintain a distance of 6 feet between your party and your fellow orchid lovers and the SBOE staff.  Some parts of our nursery will be closed during this limited opening.

    Our open days/orchid shopping schedule is simple, but please call or re-check website the day before or day of your visit to confirm that we will indeed be open:

Summary Schedule of SBOE May 2022 Orchid Shopping/Open Days: 

Fridays: 10 am to 2 pm
Saturdays: 9 am to 3: 30 pm

Day-By-Day Schedule of SBOE May 2022 Orchid Shopping/Open Days: 

Friday 05/06/2022:  The orchid-buying public are welcome to shop at SBOE anytime between 10 am and 2 pm.  Masks required outdoors and indoors.  Please keep at least 6 feet away from SBOE staff and those from other parties.  *What’s blooming?  Catts, Sarcs, Vandas, and the last of the Cyms.

Saturday 05/07/2022:   The orchid-buying public are welcome to shop at SBOE anytime between 9 am and 3:30 pm.  Masks required outdoors and indoors.  Please keep at least 6 feet away from SBOE staff and those from other parties.  *What’s blooming?  Catts, Sarcs, Vandas, and the last of the Cyms.

Friday 05/13/2022:  The orchid-buying public are welcome to shop at SBOE anytime between 10 am and 2 pm.  Masks required outdoors and indoors.  Please keep at least 6 feet away from SBOE staff and those from other parties.  *What’s blooming?  Catts, Sarcs, Vandas, Encyclias, and the last of the Cyms.

Saturday 05/14/2022:   The orchid-buying public are welcome to shop at SBOE anytime between 9 am and 3:30 pm.  Masks required outdoors and indoors.  Please keep at least 6 feet away from SBOE staff and those from other parties.  *What’s blooming? Catts, Sarcs, Vandas, Encyclias, and the last of the Cyms

Friday 05/20/2022:  The orchid-buying public are welcome to shop at SBOE anytime between 10 am and 2 pm.  Masks required outdoors and indoors.  Please keep at least 6 feet away from SBOE staff and those from other parties.  *What’s blooming?  Catts, Vandas, Encyclias, and the last of the Cyms & Sarcs

Saturday 05/21/2022:   The orchid-buying public are welcome to shop at SBOE anytime between 9 am and 3:30 pm.  Masks required outdoors and indoors.  Please keep at least 6 feet away from SBOE staff and those from other parties. *What’s blooming?  Catts, Vandas, Encyclias, and the last of the Cyms & Sarcs

Friday 05/27/2022:  The orchid-buying public are welcome to shop at SBOE anytime between 10 am and 2 pm.  Masks required outdoors and indoors.     Please keep at least 6 feet away from SBOE staff and those from other parties.  *What’s blooming? Catts, Vandas, Encyclias, and the last of the Cyms & Sarcs

Saturday 05/28/2022:   The orchid-buying public are welcome to shop at SBOE anytime between 9 am and 3:30 pm.  Masks required outdoors and indoors.  Please keep at least 6 feet away from SBOE staff and those from other parties.  *What’s blooming?   Catts, Vandas, Encyclias, and the last of the Cyms & Sarcs

The safety of our customers and staff is of the utmost importance to us. Masks are required at all times while on the nursery grounds. Please maintain a distance of 6 feet between your party and your fellow orchid lovers. Some parts of our nursery will be closed during this limited opening.

We try to answer the phone 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Saturday. If we don’t answer, please call later or e-mail us.  Plants may be ordered for pick-up outside the nursery gates if arranged 2-3 days in advance of pick-up date. Please phone or email if you have any questions.

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SBOE@SBORCHID.COM ~ (800) 553-3387
1250 Orchid Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93111 ~ (805) 967-1284 ~ FAX: (805) 683-3405

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NOTE ON PICTURES:
Although we try to represent the flower color as accurately as possible, due the inconsistant nature of computer monitors, and the various difficulties of digital photography, the colors represented on our website are not always exact. Please consider these pictures approximations, and give us a call if you would like a verbal description of the flower.

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