Carter & Holmes Orchids now offers tours of our 18 greenhouses just three miles south of historic downtown Newberry. We welcome bus tour groups, garden clubs, senior citizen groups, church groups, and other groups year round. The best months for tours are September through May.
First, we invite our guests to a sit-down 'get-acquainted' session in our air-conditioned multi-purpose meeting area, where blooming orchids are exhibited for discussion and enjoyment. A professional grower or staff member will make some introductory comments about orchids and our business and will answer questions from the group.
Next comes an Orchid Safari walking tour of greenhouses full of blooming orchids and other flora. Those who choose not to make the walking tour can still view blooming orchids, houseplants, tropical foliage, and gift items in sales areas near the meeting room. They will be joined by the rest of their groups upon the completion of the walking tours.
The charge for tours is $5.00 per person ($50.00 minimum) for which each member of a tour also receives a coupon which can be redeemed for one of a wide variety of houseplants in 4" pots or for a $5.00 discount off the purchase price of larger plants and orchids. We only schedule tours upon receipt of payment. During and after tours, visitors are encouraged to shop and to use their coupons. Tour directors and bus drivers may opt to purchase coupons but are not required to do so.
Tours are by appointment only and must be made at least one week in advance. Generally, tours begin at 9:00 AM, 10:15 AM, 2:00 PM and 3:15 PM, Monday through Friday. Please allow at least 1-½ hours for tours. Groups may want additional time for shopping. There are no Saturday or Sunday tours.[Close Window]
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