Reasons to shop from us

Come see us at

May 20-22 Memphis Orchid Show Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry Rd. Memphis, TN 38117


June 24-26 Breezy Hill Orchid Festival Steve Arthur Orchids Glasshouse Rd. (Just off I-20 exit 11) Graniteville, SC


Every Saturday May through October, except Oct. 15th and any above listed shows, TD Saturday Market at Main St. at McBee Ave. Downtown Greenville, South Carolina 8 a.m. - 12 noon Both Orchids and Carnivorous Plants for Sale.

PLEASE NOTE: If you plan to attend a specific show or venue and want us to bring specific plants for you to purchase let us know as soon ahead of time as possible and we will have them for you. Feel free to email us at info@marblebranchfarms.com


WITH SHOW SEASON UPON US WE HAVE BEEN HOLDING OFF UPDATING OUR ONLINE CATALOG, BUT WILL ADD A NUMBER OF NEW ITEMS BY THE FIRST OF JUNE!

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT US!

"Great grower/vendor with many unique cattleya hybrids not found elsewhere. Prices are good and plants arrived in great condition,carefully packed. This was my second order, and I will definitely order from them again."

R. Adams, North East, MD


"Outstanding variety, quality and service. This is my third purchase and my expectations have been exceeded every time."

M. Bond, San Jose, CA


"Marble Branch Farms is Professional and dedicated not only to their customers but the high quality of their Orchid plants. This is the 2nd time Iíve ordered from Marble Branch Farms and I will continue ordering from this Orchid retailer."

N. Hill, Long Pond, PA


Welcome to Marble Branch Farms! Our goal is to offer your high quality orchid plants with an emphasis on miniature and compact Cattleya alliance hybrids. We also have developed our own breeding program in order to provide a source for new and unique orchid hybrids that aren’t being offered elsewhere. The first results of those efforts are included in our current listing, with many more to follow. We will be adding a significant number of our own crosses to our offerings during 2015 - so stay in touch!



We have worked hard to produce clear, true-color,high quality photographs of the plants we sell! So we invite you to enjoy the exceptional beauty of blooming orchids as you browse & shop our online catalog!


Our minimum order before shipping is $20. We ship to any location within the lower 48 states exclusively though United Parcel Service (UPS). We appreciate you stopping by and invite you to browse through our catalog!

As a small, family run grower, we offer BONUS PLANTS in lieu of discounts on qualifying orders. Any order of $50 - $99 in plant total will receive one bonus plant of our selection, $100 - $149 will receive two bonus plants, and we will add additional bonus plants incrementally to orders $150 and larger. We also include bonus plants to all repeat customers buying at least 2 additional plants per new order. Our bonus plants will vary with our inventory, but often include items in quantities too small to list in our catalog, and items not yet released for sale in our catalog! We sincerely appreciate your business and are always striving to bring you new, high quality orchids worthy of the hobbyist grower! We keep our plant prices competitively low, and DO NOT add ANY hidden charges to your order. You pay only your plant total and the exact cost for UPS Ground Shipping for your order, nothing else!

PLEASE NOTE: We normally ship only ONCE per week. Orders received and paid for during each week from Monday through Sunday will be shipped the following Monday or Tuesday unless weather conditions are prohibitive, in which case your order will be held until favorable conditions return. In such cases we will contact you to advise you that shipping of your order is being delayed.

PLEASE NOTE: We are not a florist and are not a supplier of blooming "gift plants." While we appreciate all orders including those intended as a gift, please be aware that we are a small company with limited stock what plants we have in bloom are often quickly sold at orchid shows and speaking engagements throughout the year. If we happen to have any of the plants you order in bud at the time, we will ship them and protect the buds as thoroughly as possible. Open flowers are delicate and will usually be damaged in shipment therefore we will usually not ship a plant with fully open flowers unless that is our only option. We will not be responsible for damage in shipment to buds or flowers. Read our shipping info page for details about our refund and replacement policy.

ORCHID NOMENCLATURE

Hopefully, the last major change in genera in the Cattleya Alliance has come out with the publishing of Genera Orchidacaearum Vol. 5 in the spring of 2009, in which all the Brazilian species formerly listed under Laelia and Sophronitis have been absorbed into Cattleya! All new entries into our catalog will bear the newly adopted names, and we will work on updating the older listings to bring them into line also. It will take some getting used to, but the new genus classifications, and their effect on the 'man made' genera under which hybrids are registered is both inevitable and widespread. So whether we like it or not, a lot of familiar orchids will have new hybrid genus names from now on! With the recent revisions, however, many names will simplify. We will endeavor to explain the genetic background of the names you may not yet be familiar with!

The reasons for all the changes have been based on genetic research. Through studying orchids at this level it has become easier to understand what species are closely related and what species are not. Rather than stubbornly hold onto the names of the past, we accept these changes as more logical in their approach. And, since the changes have been adopted by the Royal Horticultural Society, who is also responsible for the registration of all new orchid hybrids, any new crosses named, and all awards given to existing hybrids will all be listed under the new genera changes, so we might as well get used to them!

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