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Carter and Holmes Orchids

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 Welcome to Carter and Holmes Orchids eBay Store. For over six decades, Carter and Holmes has been the premier source for orchids of every variety. We invite you to search our our store for your orchid and supply needs, and for help with the care of your orchids.

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About Carter and Holmes Orchids

Bill Carter and Owen Holmes began selling orchids as cut flowers in the years following World War II when corsage flowers were in great demand for Valentine's Day, Easter, and Mother's Day. As lifestyles became less formal in the 1960's and the demand for cut flowers decreased, we began producing orchids for home growing.

We started hybridizing orchids in the 1950's and developed our own modern laboratory for seed and tissue culture in the 1970's. Our hybridizing program has resulted in worldwide recognition for Carter & Holmes as a source for outstanding orchids - in particular, art-shade cattleyas. Today, we ship orchid plants of many genera to hobbyists and commercial growers throughout the United States and to many countries around the world.

We welcome visitors to our 18 greenhouses Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you cannot visit us in person, we hope you will telephone, write or e-mail your questions about our orchids, pricing or other matters.

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Our auction items are one-of-a-kind offerings that do not appear on our website. These are normally fully mature plants that will be in full bloom in their season.

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General Interest

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Holiday Inn Express
(803) 276-1600
1 800 HOLIDAY (1 800 465 4329)
1147 Wilson Road
Newberry, SC 29108
(Close to us)

Days Inn
50 Thomas Griffin Road
I-26 and SC Hwy 34
Newberry, SC, 29108

Best Western
11701 South Carolina Highway 34
I-26 and SC Hwy 34
Newberry, SC, 29108

Hampton Inn - Opera House
1-800-HAMPTON (426-7866)
Nance St. at Main Street (Downtown)
Newberry, SC, 29108
(Highly recommended and closest to us)

Bed & Breakfast
The following Bed and Breakfast inns are located near historic downtown Newberry, SC

Barklin House
(803) 321-9155
1710 College Street
Newberry, SC 29108

The Dewalt House
(803) 344-4107
(803) 276-3954
11217 Walnnut Street
Newberry, SC 29108

The following Bed & Breakfast Inn is located in Pomaria, 25 minutes from our nursery.

The Holloway House
(803) 276-9422
on National Register
Pomaria, SC

Carter and Holmes is located three miles south of the town of Newberry, SC. From the intersection of Main Street and Nance Street travel south on Nance (Highway 395) until you see Mendenhall Road on the right. (Approx. 3 miles) Our nursery is 1/2 mile on the right after you turn into Mendenhall Road.

Tour Info

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed on Sunday

Carter & Holmes Orchids
629 Mendenhall Rd.
Newberry, SC 29108

(803) 276-0579
(803) 276-0588 (fax)

Local Links of Interest

Newberry Opera House
A city centerpiece since 1881, the Newberry Opera House recently underwent a $5.5 million renovation and is now a state of the art performance facility with over 100 performances each year including chamber music, country, jazz, opera, pop and more.

Around Newberry
Events and activities in and around Newberry.

City of Newberry Links

Newberry Chamber of Commerce

Newberry College

Recommended Restaurants

The Back Porch
(803) 364-3556
Lunch Sun-Mon, Lunch & Dinner Tue-Sat
Home cooking, cafeteria style
Main Street
Prosperity, SC 29127

The Cabana Cafe
(803) 405-0030
Lunch & Dinner Mon-Fri, Dinner Sat
Homemade soups, steaks, sandwiches, desserts, gourmet fare
1215 Boyce Street
Newberry, SC 29108

(803) 276-3555
Lunch & Dinner Mon-Sat
Soups, sandwiches, plates, atmosphere
1117 Boyce Street
Newberry, SC 29108

La Fogata
Lunch & Dinner
2724 Main Street
Newberry, SC 29108

(803) 405-1306
Lunch Mon-Sat
Delicatessen/Coffee House
1202 Caldwell Street
Newberry, SC 29108

Hawg Heaven BBQ
(803) 364-4294
Lunch & Dinner Thu-Sat
buffett, hickory smoked BBQ, sandwiches
1135 C.R. Koon Highway (US 76)
Prosperity, SC 29127

Lamplighter Tea Room
(803) 276-1500
sandwiches, salads, desserts, teas
1104 Caldwell Street
Newberry, SC 29108

Mig's of Newberry
(803) 321-6221
Lunch & Dinner
Italian & Greek, seafood
2895 Main Street
Newberry, SC 29108

Pharaoh's Pizza
(803) 276-6777
Lunch & Dinner
Italian & Greek specialties, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, salads
1729 Main Street
Newberry, SC 29108

Steven W's Downtown Bistro
(803) 276-7700
Dinner Only Tues-Sat
gourmet fare, pasta, seafood specialties, atmosphere
1100 Main Street
Newberry, SC 29108

The Palms Grill and Bar
(803) 276-4688
Lunch & Dinner Mon-Sat
diverse menu - sandwiches, pasta, seafood, steaks
612 Wilson Roadt
Newberry, SC 29108