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Carter and Holmes Orchids

Quality Orchids Since 1947

Special Announcements

Boarding Services Now Available!

Announcing Plant Sitting and Boarding for Orchids and Tropical Plants. More information can be found here.

Planning a Visit?

The nursery is open to the public from 9-5, Monday through Saturday throughout the year (Closed Major Holidays).

If you are planning a trip to see us and want to view as much as possible please contact us ahead of time so someone can be available during your visit.

We can not promise someone will always be available to show visitors around.



Going Forward our office can be reached at our old phone number

803-276-0579 or 803-276-7519. Our toll-free number (800-873-7086) has been discontinued.


Click Here to check out our Upcoming Events Calendar.

Open Houses, Special Events, Free Classes and More!

Asheville Orchid Festival

Western North Carolina Orchid Society Festival

Carter and Holmes will show and sell at this event.

WHEN-April 13th & April 14th.- Open 9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday April 12th Sneak Preview night 4:00pm - 8:00pm

WHERE- The North Carolina Arboretum

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way

Asheville, NC 28806

Admission to the Asheville Orchid Festival, is $5.00 for all over the age of 12 years old. All exhibits, all sales areas, programs and demonstrations included. Become a member of the Western North Carolina Orchid Society and admission is free. For all non-Arboretum members and non-AOS members, there will be a per day NC Arboretum parking fee. Become a member of the Arboretum or the AOS, and parking is free.

Orchid Repotting for Beginners

Orchid Repotting Class for Beginners

Saturday April 20th, 2024 10am- Beginner Orchid Repotting.

Learn the basics of how and why to repot your orchids including choosing media and containers. We will also discuss aftercare for recently repotted plants. (This is not a hands-on class).

Seats are available by RSVP only to Plan to arrive and check-in 15 minutes prior to the class. If your plans change please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your place to another person. Please Note: We are not live streaming these classes.

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More than just orchids

Have You Ever Heard of Something called an 'Ice Orchid'?

By now many orchid growers, beginners and experienced alike, have heard the theory about watering orchids with ice cubes.  In case you haven’t, it goes something like this.

“Water your Orchid with three ice cubes a week and it will be happy as can be!”

But Why Is This Wrong?

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at 629 Mendenhall Road, Newberry, SC

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Check out our selections including new auctions.

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Tropical and Indoor Plants

In addition to our orchids, we also love companion plants like begonias, gesneriads, ferns and more.  We propagate most ourselves from cuttings, spore or seed. 

Our collection includes decades old varieties not commonly seen, plus new and exciting plants. Varieties available may change seasonally but we always have something to choose from.

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"I absolutely love the plants I received from you! They were so well packed and you even included a little heat pack so that the orchids could stay warm during shipping. My plants arrived really quick after I ordered and they were healthy with no damages at all! Thank you for the great service. I would definitely consider order more orchids from you in the future!"

Shumei C.

"Loved the Open House all your staff are so helpful and it's not my first visit! Enjoyed my visit very much; good food friendly people and great plants!"

Jeanne O.

"SO impressed with their service, orchids and selection. When I ordered, everything was shipped quickly and safely. They have amazing prices for the size of the orchids, and you should definitely join the email list to check out all of their deals because they do them often and with great deals.

Taylor H.

"Great visit to your greenhouse yesterday! I appreciate the hospitality and reasonable prices! Look forward to coming back the next time we pass through!"

Chad W.

"I've loved, and bought, plants from them for years--never been disappointed!"

Sue P.

"Bar none the best orchid house I have ever dealt with, and I've worked with dozens! I don't know if they still do the community lunches, but I have great memories of talking orchids and eating amazing home cooked meals there. We always felt like family."

Scott E.

"Love this orchid house! Such a knowledgeable family business; plants guaranteed to not have disease, and if you ever have a problem with one, they are happy to take a look and give some advice. Amazingly kind."

Samantha H.

"I just wanted to thank you for the really beautiful plants you filled my order with. Even though I had to wait for the order for several weeks due to severe heat, it was worth the wait. They all arrived in good shape and were much larger plants then I expected. I know you usually get e-mails from disgruntled customers or shipping issues. I just wanted to say GOOD JOB !! and Thanks for my new additions."

Debbie H.

"Thank you for my most recent order! The plant is absolutely beautiful, the spike was well protected, and the warm pack was much appreciated. Thanks for everything."

Michelle R.

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Carter and Holmes Orchids

629 Mendenhall Road

Newberry, SC 29108

Mon - Sat, 9am - 5pm
Closed Sundays

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