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“Wonderful place to look around”

Santa Barbara Orchid Estate
Reviewed 27 April 2014

This place is amazing! I couldn't believe how many different orchids they had, it was like a maze walking up and down all the aisles. We had a bit of a traumatic incident involving a spider and a tiny bird's nest, but that just speaks to the jungle-like quality of the place, haha! My favorites were some of the really tiny little orchids they had, but those were like $45 and up, which is way out of my price range for just a flower. But, if you're in the market for that sort of thing, it's the perfect place for you! Otherwise, great place to just walk around and take it all in.

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Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

I feel a bit guilty promoting this place on a travel website because really it is a business, not a tourist attraction. The owners were friendly and allowed us free range inside the greenhouse. The flowers are all really beautiful and if you are an orchid fan, definitely check it out. Even better if you want to buy one (which we, of course, did not). They have a huge collection of different orchids from all over the world. You might want to look into whether orchids have a bloom season because they only bloom once a year and then they are just an ugly green plant for ten months. S once they have so many varieties I would a assume something is in bloom at any given time of year.

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

For the first time in my life i've seen lots and lots of orchids in one place, its like a forest,
only you see beautiful different colors and shapes (petals) of orchids. Its like you're in a
fantasy land, unbelievable.Really really nice place to visit. The best time to come here is the
month of March. Make sure, you bring your SUV, for your purchases. Its just spectacular.

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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Orchid lovers will not need to read this or any other review re Santa Barbara. The town is one of America's major orchid producers and the SB show one of the largest in the nation. SB Orchid Estate is one of the larger growers in town and since we have limited experience it is perhaps not the most interesting or most diverse orchid grower. We specifically stopped (we'd been here some years back) to buy a gift to take to L.A. Cymbidiums are certainly their biggest stock-in-trade and likely the ones that sell the most to the average, non-specialist, consumer. Values are excellent and we went away with one of the most spectacularly interesting cymbidiums that we have ever seen (and huge with many spikes). This is a worthwhile stop even if you are not interested in buying. The show is unbelievable.

1  Thank nurealam
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

This place was inundated with orchids. I have never ever seen so many orchids in one place in my life! Nice place to visit.

2  Thank Debbie J
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