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


          Huntington GardenS               International Orchid Show
                   October 20-22, 2017                       HOURS ARE 10AM-5PM

                Located at the world famous 210 acre site
of Henry Huntington's estate in San Marino (next to Pasadena)
in So. Cal. and not to be missed. A day at the Huntington
even without the orchid show is an exceptional opportunity,
but for orchid growers far and wide, this Fall show
is a highlight of the year. Ever since the Huntington took
the reins of this event, it has continued to grow and
attract more and more exceptional vendors from
all over the world. Allow time to not just enjoy the show,
but tour the gardens      



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  30th Annual Open House
November 4 & 5, 2017

Yes, thanks to all our great customers and the
energy of the world of orchids, we are here to
celebrate thirty years of business. Guess that means
we'll need to have a HUGE cake to share with everyone!
Thanks to the phenomenal summer weather, and
the rains last spring, our plants are also ready to party.
Please mark your calendars and plan on coming to
Santa Barbara to celebrate. The Laelia anceps are
spiking up nicely, and cyms have been showing
their new flower spikes since as early as the end of August!
No guess work'll see flowers!The seed raised
African species are nicely established too.
See you soon!