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Carter & Holmes Orchids

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Address: 629 Mendenhall Rd, Newberry, SC 29108-6351
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

This is a catalogue order center for orchids. They offer tours of the...

This is a catalogue order center for orchids. They offer tours of the greenhouses and a "taking care of orchids" workshop to the public.

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Best Orchid Nursery!

This is one of the premier orchid nurseries in the world, particularly for art shade cattleyas. These are reds oranges and yellows. Typically the sell smaller seedlings but bigger... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 September 2016
Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the premier orchid nurseries in the world, particularly for art shade cattleyas. These are reds oranges and yellows. Typically the sell smaller seedlings but bigger plants are available. One of my favorites.

Thank AlanBachrach
Newberry, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Let's just say I have a black thumb and leave it at that. Not only does Carter & Holmes have a beautiful selection of Orchids, but you can also bring in your orchid to be repotted and/or nursed back to health. If it can be saved (which is not always the case with me), it will be. The last experience... More 

Thank beemerbelle444
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful collection of flowers and house plants. The greenhouse are neat to walk around in. I got two new orchids for my collect.

Thank Krystal H
Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Carter & Holmes is an excellent source for a wide variety of orchids, specializing in cattleyas and phalaenopsis, many of which are unique varieties bred in house. They offer a limited selection of tropical houseplants, too. Quarterly sales are excellent value and usually offer plant seminars as part of the program. Staff are always willing to discuss issues with patrons.... More 

1 Thank BostonGCC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We toured Carter & Holmes with my niece and her family, and besides enjoying the gorgeous blooms, found some nice photo ops.

Thank ArielasMom
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

Whether ordering online or visiting in person, they're the best. Get on their mailing list and visit during open house. You'll have a great and low-key time.

1 Thank Tony B
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

As one of the few attractions open on Monday, in December, I visited here as an accommodation to the wife. I am not normally a "flower" kind of guy. But I must admit I was impressed. The facility was huge, numbering 19 greenhouses in all with a central office where administrative and shipping duties are performed. We met the owner,... More 

3 Thank lbcinjax
Johns Creek, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014

It's OK about the seedlings if you don't mind waiting for 3-4 years for the orchids to bloom. C and H has 10 green houses but a limited supply of "blooming size" orchids. They do have exotics which can be fun to grow. Their prices are very competitive to other wholesale orchid growers. I ended up buying eight at a... More 

4 Thank BloggerLinda
Columbia, South Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

I have been visiting this nursery for years.Carter & Holmes used to be the best place to purchase orchids. The last two trips there were disappointing. Inventory has been reduced significantly, and the plants that were available were not cared for as they have been in the past. Prices are not competitive with other quality orchid vendors.

4 Thank BeachLvr646
Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

We were visiting the Newberry area and was told to stop in the nursery. What a beautiful huge facility. Gorgeous orchids and many other kinds of plants with very knowledgeable accessible staff. Employees were very friendly and ready to answer all questions and make recommendations for novice gardeners. Prices were reasonable and there was a vast display of flowers and... More 

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