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Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, Santa Barbara
(4.5/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
Home to one of the world's foremost collections of orchid species and hybrids. Established in 1957 amidst five acres of beautiful coastal Santa Barbara landscape, SBOE offers to the admirer, occasional hobbyist, budding student of orchids, seasoned grower or avid orchidist alike, a diversity of orchids and an understanding of orchid culture bound to challenge and delight. Visitors are always welcome, so join us anytime!
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  • I had met Wayne, one of the owners, and his father at an orchid show in Pasadena over a year ago. He recognized me (for real - he remembered what I do for a living) and was very helpful on this visit....  more »
  • Unfortunately, we visited the estate when barely anything was in bloom. However, the orchids we did see were really incredible. We expected the entire estate, though, to be better cared for. It seems ...  more »
  • If you are an orchid lover, then this is definitely a place to see once in your life. Absolutely beautiful specimens of orchids and such fascinating species of them as well! 
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  • Absolutely beautiful place to visit. The owners are very attentive to the plants and excited to talk to you about them should you have any questions.
  • The most diverse and interesting variety of orchids on the west coast. Great value and selection.
  • A real hidden gem most locals don't know about. Worth the drive to Goleta. Such a lovely place to spend an hour or three! So many amazing orchids ranging from tiny to big and showy. So much variety here, it boggles the mind. The wonderful ocean breezes there make this a little piece of paradise even more serene and inviting.
  • I am a long time customer and have sent many people to Santa Barbara Orchid Estates over the years. I have received nothing but exemplary service and incredible product. All of my friends have had similar experiences. I have never received a negative comment. They ship to me frequently and the product arrives in incredible shape and extremely well packaged. I've never had any damage or loss. I would recommend this business to anyone. I have no financial or familial connection, just reporting on an excellent business. he will be pleased.
  • Love this place is awesome service is excellent they are very helpful nice and answer all your questions:-)