Paramount Orchids was started in 1995. We've been growing orchids commercially for 18 years, and currently have approximately 35,000 orchid plants growing in our new 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, colmanaras, 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 anticipate completing this shortly.
NOTE: Mail order shipments currently are processed from April to October (weather permitting). Unless otherwise specified, we send the plants by Express Post with delivery generally occurring within three business days. Shipping is charged at actual cost though there is a handling charge for each foreign order.
We have a multiple export CITES permit which, together with our nursery's Plant Protection certification, permits us to ship to the United States. At the present time we re not charging a CITES or certification documentation fee nor should you need an import permit from the United States authorities however there is a $24 (Canadian) handling fee. Plants will be shipped in pot or bare root, as you prefer.
Please note that for shipments to the U.S. we require a minimum order of $75 Canadian.
For our US customers, please note that all prices listed on the web page are in Canadian Dollars. If you are not paying by Visa or MasterCard (in which case the current exchange rate is automatically calculated) we also accept international money orders or bank drafts in Canadian funds.
The greenhouses are only open by appointment. Later in the Spring we will list those weekends which we will open the nursery to the public as well as the hours but until then you must have an appointment to visit.
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!
Upcoming Shows: We presently are registered to attend the Victoria Orchid Show (March 1-3, 2013) as well as the Vancouver Orchid Show (March 22-24, 2013). We also will be attending the Calgary Orchid Show (May 25 and 26). If you wish to pre-order plants for either of these shows, please email us your request (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least 10 days prior to the start of the show .
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