Outeniqua Orchids
Outeniqua Orchids, Garden Route orchid nursery, Orchids Western Cape

About Outeniqua Orchids - "The Nursery for Collectors"

Outeniqua Orchids is a nursery specialising in exotic orchid plants obtained from all over the world. We are the ‘All of Africa’ Agent for Carter and Holmes Orchids in Newberry, South Carolina, U.S.A. and we import from them on a regular basis. We are situated in Maitland Street, Blanco, George in the Western Cape. The Nursery owner and grower is Elsa Hall who previously owned Stellenkloof Orchids outside Stellenbosch.

We select plants of superior breeding to be used for show and judging purposes. If you are looking for that special plant to win at your local orchid show, we are the nursery to supply you. Our main speciality is Cattleyas originating from Brazil and South America, but hybridised by Carter and Holmes. However, they have a very varied list of genera for sale and their full catalogue can be viewed on their website. There is also a direct link from this website to Carter and Holmes. www.carterandholmes.com

We also offer to include your own selection of plants together with our orders from the States – this gives you the opportunity to have something unique to other growers in the country. The best time to import is early spring in the Southern Hemisphere, this gives the plants two summers and assists the plants in quickly producing roots after their arrival.

Mail order of non-blooming orchid plants throughout South Africa is the backbone of our business and orchids are packed and sent by Speed Services Couriers on a Monday and Tuesday each week. Smaller plants are sent in their pots together with their mix preventing any setback in growth. View our full catalogue together with photographs by clicking here: Catalogue

Weddings are a speciality of ours and we supply Phalaenopsis plants in bloom which can either be collected on the farm or sent directly to the door. Please see Weddings in the main menu for further details.

The nursery is open every Wednesday, even if it is a Public Holiday, from 10am until 1pm. You are welcome to wander through the greenhouse at your leisure. We are happy to give advice and will also repot plants at a nominal fee per plant. There is always something in bloom for sale. Do bring your elderly friends along to enjoy the peaceful view over the lake with huge koi fish and lots of wild birds. Any other time is by appointment, leave your telephone number on the answering service and I will do my best to accommodate you at a time of your choice.

Potting mixes are our speciality so please see the various options available. We only supply bark mixes of various grades. Our Seedling mix is well known and is popular with many orchid growers. We also have a selection of fertilizers, labels, pens and Superthrive plant vitamins.

We love having people to visit so make a plan to come to the Orchid Nursery on your next trip to the wonderful Garden Route. I am also happy to give talks to small groups of interested people and to show them the orchids in the greenhouse.

Nursery only open on a Wednesday morning from 10am till 1pm – other times by appointment only


Outeniqua Orchids, Garden Route orchid nursery, Orchids Western Cape

Blc. Fort Watson 'Mendenhall'

Outeniqua Orchids, Garden Route orchid nursery, Orchids Western Cape

Laelia crispa

Outeniqua Orchids, Garden Route orchid nursery, Orchids Western Cape

Psychopsis papilio 'Mendenhall'

Outeniqua Orchids, Garden Route orchid nursery, Orchids Western Cape

Paph (makuli x ciliolare) x Goultenianum

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