Cal Pacific Orchid Farm is one of Leucadia's botanical gems.
Its worth stopping by just to see what is on display. The totality of the place ends up being numbing (in a good way). If you have been there lately, you know what I mean. They also have a ton of funky pots.
It’s a great place to find a gift and you can get a great deal. You can spend ten bucks on a bunch of cut flowers down the street or 3-4 times that for an amazing orchid that can bloom vibrantly for months. The people who run the Orchid Farm are super friendly and helpful. They even gave me a tour of their huge "orchid hotel".
I asked Kathy Desmond, the owner, how long orchids can live. She answered, "Indefinitely". Then she showed me one of their orchids that is over 50 years old and going strong. It is just about to bloom (see below).
The current owners purchased the farm a few years ago. The previous owner was discrete when preparing to sell the farm. He wanted to find someone who would continue the business and not turn around and sell to developers. He wanted to keep flowers in Leucadia.
Its right off Orpheus Avenue and it is always worth stopping by to see what's inside.