Sunset Valley Orchids
Fred Clarke
1255 Navel Place
Vista, CA 92081
(760) 310-0778 Cell
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About Us

If you would like to visit the nursery please contact me to make an appointment.


Fred Clarke started Sunset Valley Orchids in 1995 as a natural outgrowth of a hobby that began 27 years earlier. Sunset Valley Orchids is a “Boutique” style nursery where we are dedicated to providing excellent customer service and breeding superior orchid hybrids for the orchid enthusiast.

Backed by over 28 years of experience in the horticultural industry as a professional grower and manager, Fred applies these skills to produce well grown and healthy orchid plants.

Sunset Valley Orchids is located in Vista, California about 35 miles north of San Diego and 50 miles south of Los Angeles. 

The nursery has grown considerably over the last few years and we are now exceeding 45,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse space. 

We are plant breeders of award quality orchids. Our efforts are focused in the development of new and interesting lines. We provide unique hybrids and species in several genera including; Cattleya, Catasetinae, Paphiopedilum, Australian Native Dendrobium, and a few others in limited numbers like Sarcochilus, Zygopetalum and Stanhopea.

All our plant offerings are produced in our laboratory and grown from seed here at the nursery. The lab processes over 200 new hybrids annually resulting in 2000 re-plate flasks.

Our plants are selected on strict criteria of robust growth and ease to flower. This is accomplished by selecting the most vigorously growing plants throughout the growing process of: flasking, community trays, and growing in pots. This grading results in the strongest and best plants for both our customers and for our own future breeding.  

Fred is a popular speaker on many orchid subjects and travels extensively around the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Latin and South America.  He is available to give talks and provide plant tables to Orchid Societies and Garden Clubs. Here is a currently listing.

Sunset Valley Orchids is open most Saturdays, Sundays and by appointment. E-MAIL

Fred is an accredited American Orchid Society Judge in the Pacific South Judging Region.  Orchids from Sunset Valley Orchid have received hundreds of AOS awards, including 8 that have received the highest honor, the ‘First Class Certificate'.

Fredclarkeara After Dark ‘SVO Black Night’ FCC/AOS

(Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. Donna Wise)

Fredclarkeara After Dark ' SVO Black Cherry' FCC/AOS

(Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. Donna Wise)

Fredclarkeara After Dark ‘Sunset Valley Orchids' FCC/AOS

(Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. Donna Wise)

Fredclarkeara After Dark ‘SVO Black Diamond' FCC/AOS

(Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. Donna Wise)

Fredclarkeara After Dark ‘SVO Black Pearl' FCC/AOS
(Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. Donna Wise)

Cycnoches cooperi 'Sunset Valley Orchids III' FCC/AOS

Paphiopedilum Harold Koopowitz 'Sunset Valley Orchids' FCC/AOS
(Paph. malipoense x Paph. rothschildianum)

Cycnodes Jem's Dragon 'Sunset Valley Orchids' FCC/AOS
(Cyc. chlorochilon x Morm. frymirei)


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