The UK’s oldest orchid nursery

Orchids have seduced collectors for hundreds of years. First arriving in Britain from South America in the early 19th century, many people became avid collectors of these mysterious and beguiling plants. Today the fascination continues and McBean’s orchids are unique in terms of their diversity, quality and longevity, and is home to arguably the finest collection of Oncidiums and Cymbidiums in the world.

McBean’s was established in 1879 by James McBean and has served the British Royal family with orchids for their homes and weddings for many years. The nursery has a long association with the Chelsea Flower Show and has been exhibiting there since the show’s inception, winning over 70 gold medals.

Visit us

We are open every Thursday and Friday 10am – 4pm, or contact us to arrange an appointment. Please park at the top and follow the footpath around the old greenhouses to find us.

We offer a repotting service during the week: £5 per orchid and £5 per division. Please email us at Sales@mcbeans.com to book an appointment.