Cal-Orchid is a wholesale/retail orchid nursery in Santa Barbara, California that prides itself in providing the finest and often exclusive orchids to orchid enthusiasts everywhere. Established in 1987, we are now well known for having a well varied collection of plants that due to our active breeding program, is often changing. Because we are a family owned nursery we strive to provide the best customer service possible. Our active show schedule takes us to cities far and wide, nationally and even internationally so check our NEWS and EVENTS section to see if we are headed to your city sometime in the future!  We ship via FedEx express service, and are always available via the phone if you have specific questions, or of course, via email ( by CLICKING HERE.

How to order

Please look at our product pages. We hope that these categories help you to refine your search. Simply CLICK on an image in order to get a more detailed description or to move to purchasing. If you have any questions about a particular plant, please contact us and we can help you with your questions. Email address is and our phone number is 805 967 1312.

Shipping Charges

A small flat rate charge is added to every order plus a small charge for each additional plant.  If you are ordering more than four plants, please call us to place your order rather than use the shopping cart service. Shipping will then be factored individually for your order rather than estimated.  We ship FedEX Express and charge exact shipping charges for large orders. Our FedEX charges include an industry discount and they provide what we believe to be the best shipping method. Our phone number is 805-967-1312. email: CALORCHID@COX.NET
HAWAII & PUERTO RICO ORDERS: An import permit is required. A Phytosanitary Certificate will need to accompany your plants, and cost $35 regardless of whether you order 1 plant for 200 so make it worthwhile. Maybe throw in with some friends!



We are a working nursery that is open to the public.
Our hours are 9:00AM to 4:00 PM, Monday--Saturday / tel:805.967.1312 Do not rely on what other websites post for our hours.
Check the Events Section of our website to be sure we are in town if you are traveling to visit us!                                                                                  Open on Sundays for Special event weekends!
Everyone is welcome to visit, but please check our EVENT SCHEDULE to be sure we are Open or call us at 805 967 1312.


Current Special


              It's almost time for Our           
   Annual Summer Hummer Sale
                   july 13-15, 2018                       HOURS ARE 9AM-5PM

  Seasoned orchid lovers all look forward to
July's big orchid weekend in Santa Barbara.
Cal-Orchid always features plenty of plants at
sale prices, and also hosts foreign vendors rarely
found selling in the US, making this a fantastic
opportunity to shop and with the Fukiran Society
of America's Judging Forum on Saturday, a unique
opportunity to also learn. Located at Cal-Orchid,
1251 Orchid Drive, just 2 blocks from the Pacific Ocean.
Click on Special Lists for their offerings.

Cal-Orchid's Special
Summer Hummer List

Don't miss out on this very special offering of very special plants at this one time only new price.
To see this offering

guest Vendors

Afri Orchids - South Africa

Tokyo Orchid Nursery - Japan

Peruflora – Peru

Bert Ruiter Orchids - Holland

New Horizon Orchids - Colombia


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  Neofinetia Show and judging
Saturday July 14

Yes, thanks to all the fantastic enthusiasm,
the Neofinetia Show and Judging is back once again.
Observe the judging criteria of the Fukiran
Society of America LIVE as presented by a panel
of Japanese and U.S. Neofinetia falcata experts.
You will leave with a whole new appreciation for
the attributes of this very popular, and fortunately, easy to
easy to grow orchid. There will also be some
wonderful plants for sale.  Plant registration starts at 9:00 AM.
Judging begins at 2:00 PM.

More information at:
Fukiran Society of America 

See you soon!