Carter and Holmes Orchid Nursery

629 Mendenhall Road
Newberry, SC 29108
(803) 276-0579
red and pink orchid flower with green leaves

For many years, Carter and Holmes Orchids have been the premier source for orchids of every variety and one of the top orchid nurseries in the United States.

The greenhouses are open and online orders are their specialty! Visit their website to place your order and see what orchids are blooming.

Tour the Greenhouses

Visitors are welcome to tour the greenhouses: Monday – Saturday, 9 AM – 5  PM. Some holiday or seasonal hours apply so please call ahead.

About Carter and Holmes Orchids

Bill Carter and Owen Holmes began selling cattleyas as cut flowers in the years following World War II when corsage flowers were in great demand for Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Mother’s Day. As lifestyles became less formal in the 1960s and the demand for cut flowers decreased, we began producing orchids for home growing.

We started hybridizing orchids in the 1950s and developed our own modern laboratory for seed and tissue culture in the 1970s. Our hybridizing program has resulted in worldwide recognition for Carter & Holmes as a source for outstanding orchids – in particular, art-shade cattleyas. Today, we ship orchid plants of many genera to hobbyists and commercial growers throughout the United States and to many countries around the world.

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Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday, 9 AM – 5 PM

Fees & Passes

Price varies