Paramount Orchids was started in 1995. We've been growing orchids commercially for 25 years, and currently have approximately 35,000 orchid plants growing in our British Columbia greenhouses, most of which are intermediate to warm growing.
We carry a very good selection of oncidium intergenerics (oncidiums, miltonias, brassias, odontoglossums, odontonias, odontocidiums, oncostele, burragearas, vuylstekearas, brassidiums, miltonidiums, wilsonaras, miltassias, etc), as well as many different paphiopedilums, cattleya types, some phalaenopsis, many different dendrobiums and masdevallias as well as a very wide variety of orchid species and unusual hybrids.
The Calgary operation is now permanently closed and all plant inquiries will be dealt with from our Vancouver Island location. We are still in the process of updating our web page to reflect current stock and pricing though, for the most part, it is up do date.
NOTE: Canadian mail order shipments currently are processed from April to October (weather permitting). Unless otherwise specified, we send the plants by Express Post or Expedited Post. Shipping is charged at actual postage cost. Please review our Covid-19 virus Mail Order Policy by clicking on the hyperlink.
NOTE: Effective November 1, 2018 we stopped shipping to the United States.
APPOINTMENTS: We currently are not accepting appointments to visit the greenhouses. Once physical distancing requirements are lifted, and we feel it is appropriate to do so, we will resume accepting appointments. To schedule an appointment once these are possible, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us (from nine AM to five PM Pacific Standard Time) at 1 250 248-7023 and we will confirm a time and date that is mutually satisfactory.
'FARM GATE' SALES: Starting May 25 we will begin accepting orders for plants and supplies by email for pick up at the nursery. We foresee this working by clients emailing us with the list of plants/supplies that they wish to purchase. We will then confirm availability and email the client with an invoice. All plants/supplies will then have to be paid for prior to arrival at the nursery, Payment can be either by e-Transfer or by calling us at 250 248-7023 to provide the necessary credit card information. Once payment has been made an appropriate day and time will be agreed for pick up. On the given day/time the client(s) will come to the entrance of our property, press the intercom to be granted access and we will arrange for the plants/supplies to be waiting for them outside the greenhouses. Physical distancing must be maintained at all times and access inside the greenhouses will not be not permitted.
Here's how to contact us:
Phone: 1 250 248-7023
Mailing Address: Paramount Orchids, 95 Renz Road, Parksville BC Canada V9P 1E8
Gift Certificates. If you are not sure what orchid to buy, a solution might be to purchase a gift certificate (you can do so in person at the greenhouse, or either by emailing us or by phoning us). If you wish, we would be happy to send the certificate to the recipient directly via email (if you can provide us with their email address) or to your own email address so that you can print it off and arrange to deliver it yourself. All of this can be done without leaving your home with payment being made by phone!
Orchids Shows: At this point in time we do not know if there will be future Orchid Shows in 2020 that we can attend but will update this once we have a better understanding of what shows, if any, will be held.
Pre-orders of plants for any future shows that we are attending can be made by emailing us with your order (email@example.com) at least 5 days prior to the start of the show.
This page last updated on May 21, 2020
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