Following the new lease of a four-acre greenhouse in coastal Carpinteria, Calif., Westerlay Orchids has announced an expansion that will enable the company to increase production and explore exciting new varieties just in time for Mother’s Day. Now, the company’s move to increase production initiates a planned expansion in national distribution from three to four million plants by 2021.

One of the Pacific Coast’s foremost distributors, Westerlay Orchids is a third-generation Dutch horticultural enterprise committed to cultivating innovative, on-trend blooms designed with consumer care and environmental impact in mind.

Westerlay Orchids aims to “Inspire Your Home” by developing on-trend, forward-thinking designs coupled with innovative, buyer-beloved features – such as its latest SmartWick self-watering technology – that make home care a breeze. Already Southern California’s largest commercial grower of best-selling Phalaenopsis orchids, the four-acre expansion will carry forward the company’s mission to maintain the most sophisticated facilities on the West Coast boasting the highest possible third-party certification benchmarks.

“We are thrilled to grow our operation and presence in the Carpinteria community, which has supported and sustained us from the beginning,” explains third-generation Dutch cultivator and Westerlay Orchids president Toine Overgaag.

With a firm commitment to community-building and a solid reputation for supporting local causes, the company looks forward to continuing its outreach measures while doubling the production of stunning two-inch ‘Darling’ Phaelanopsis. The expansion will also enable Westerlay to explore new plant varieties and continue to bring the most cutting-edge designs and features to consumers nationwide.

Explore Westerlay Orchids’ stunning collection of California-grown varieties, including the best-selling three-inch Phaelanopsis and color-infused Gemstone orchids, online at or in their Carpinteria showroom at 3504 Via Real.

About Westerlay Orchids
Based in Carpinteria, Calif., Westerlay Orchids is Southern California’s largest commercial orchid grower, annually distributing over three million orchids directly to customers and to local and national supermarket chains, as well as florists and designers. Westerlay Orchids is a pioneer in environmental and sustainability practices and regularly contributes to local schools, non-profit organizations, and many other community causes. More information at