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


32nd Annual
Fall open house
November 2nd & 3rd
Special Hours 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Time for Cal-Orchid’s famous Fall Open
House sale. This is your special chance to both
shop for premier orchids and get first chance
to see what we’ve stocked our benches
with for the upcoming season. There will
be lots of Laelia anceps for you to choose
from-we’ve never seen the plants looking
so robust! Blocks of Epis. are pulled to make
your selection easier than ever. The Neofinetia
seedlings bred from our select strains are nicely established and priced to fly off the bench.
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone and
thank you for your encouragement and
camaraderie all these years.

Can’t make it?
Check out our special Fall listing



if  y  O  U

  Cal-Orchid is proud to attend
the 5th Annual
huntington Orchid Show
October 18-20, 10 AM-5 PM

Come to this fantastic International orchid show,
stash your newly aquired plants at the plant hotel,
then tour the world famous 210 acre gardens
& galleries, and top the day off with a fantastic
lunch at their new food hall!