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.

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. We will continue to work on our shipping options to make them more fair to everyone.
HAWAII & PUERTO RICO ORDERS: An import permit is required. A Phytosanitary Certificate will need to accompany your plants, and cost $35.



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

Show and SALE
Sept. 24 & 25
10AM - 5 PM.

        Held outdoors at the oh-so-connvenient South Coast Plaza                  Mall in 'The Villages' sales area (near the Corner Bakery).                     Say Farewell to Summer and Hello to Fall as you shop                    under the trees. This is an international event and well worth attending! The Laelia anceps are a big feature!




                        INTNL. Show & sale                            at the Huntington gardens
Oct. 21-23
10:30 AM. - 4:30PM.

The last chance to enjoy shopping outdoors before winter hits!    *Special occasion for this year is the AOS Trustees and Members Meetings, being held at the show site! Special lectures, and events, as well as new international vendors. We will be in our regular sales booth loaded with our eclectic assortment of plants!   If you have never visited this    magnificent venue, make this the year! Friday hours are from Noon-4:30.