Sundance Orchid's full service green house facility
An unbeatable selection that you have to see today
Sundance Orchid's full service green house facility
An unbeatable selection that you have to see today

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Sundance Orchids & Bromeliads
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Orchid CollageSundance Orchids and Bromeliads is a retail orchid and bromeliad nursery located in a beautiful, upscale south Fort Myers community called Briarcliff, 2 miles off of U.S. Hwy 41. Seven modern, clean and organized greenhouses are set on nearly 5 acres of landscaped grounds amongst pines and palms.

 

Founded in 2001, Sundance caters to not only the orchid fancier, but also to the collector. With over 20,000 square feet of orchid space, we have a large selection of species as well as hybrids with thousands blooming any day of the year.

 

We feature bromeliads readily adaptable to the landscape, both full sun as well as those requiring some shade protection. Most will adapt well to the lanai environment. We sell to the general public as well as wholesale to commercial landscapers. Sundance offers a large variety of bromeliads to fit any landscape type.

 

Orchids have been our mainstay with thousands of cattleyas, encyclias, phaleanopsis, dendrobiums and other genera as well as a large selection of vandaceous orchids imported directly from Thailand. As the area’s largest retail orchid nursery with over 1500 varieties to choose from, we offer choices rarely found in other orchid nurseries.

 

In addition to the sale of orchids, we have “Summer Camp for Orchids”, repotting service, all types of supplies and plenty of free advice. Our employees are orchid growers with years of experience tending to their needs. Frequently, we offer repotting classes for those customers interested in doing it themselves. We do talks for organizations, usually at no charge, and are frequently invited back for a repeat performance.

 

Come visit and enjoy the wonderful smells and beautiful colors at Sundance Orchids and Bromeliads.


 
The Founder's Story PDF Print E-mail

Having retired in Pittsburgh in the mid nineties I, as many others did, moved to Florida to get away from the winters. I had been an avid gardener and had spent a significant part of my free time tending to these gardens after retiring. When we moved to Fort Myers, however, like many others we moved to a “gated community” where landscaping was included in the monthly fee.

 

There was little chance to get outdoors and garden. So I became interested into orchids. Just a few at first but being the impatient type it soon grew to 20 plants. One spring weekend my wife and I went to a sale at Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead and I bought 60 orchids. She had filled out a coupon for a drawing and on the following Tuesday I received a phone call from a friend who said she had won first prize in the drawing. “What did she win?” I asked. “Sixty orchids” was the response. What a surprise! From 20 to 140 orchids in one weekend!

 

Needless to say our small collection had grown rapidly, and it continued to grow. By the summer of 2001 this collection was approaching 700 plants all on our lanai. I even had an automatic sprinkling system installed for watering. Then one day my wife, while reading the paper on the lanai, became soaked as the watering system came on by accident! Needless to say she wasn’t too happy. After that incident she suggested it might be a good idea if I got them the ____ out of there.

 

So I searched and found a very rundown greenhouse in the Briarcliff section of Fort Myers, rehabilitated it and in November of 2001 opened a little retail orchid business called Sundance Orchids. Since that date we have grown from 3 greenhouses with about 3,000 orchids in about 9,000 square feet to 7 greenhouses, 25,000 orchids, 10,000 bromeliads and about 40,000 square feet under cover. Some little business!!

 

We have landscaped the yards to demonstrate how to integrate orchids and bromeliads into the landscape and also to test our plants for their sun tolerance. We are continually looking for new ideas to further help our customers enjoy their love of both orchids and bromeliads. I hope you’ll come out and enjoy the surroundings at Sundance Orchids and Bromeliads.

 

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Sundance Orchids & Bromeliads
16095 S. Pebble Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33912
(239) 489-1234
Tues. - Sat.
Winter Hours: 9am - 4pm

Shipping & Deliveries

All online orders will ship on the following Tuesday after order is received.

We provide deliveries within the local Fort Myers area for a small charge.

Operating Hours

Tuesday through Saturday
Winter Hours: 9am - 4pm
(October - May)
Regular Hours:
9am - 4pm
(October - May)