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A must see if you are in Pacifica

Shelldance Orchids has been there for many years now. They led a movement to save the hilltop where... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
Oakland, California
Little paradise

Beautiful collection orchids in all colors. Very friendly service. Excellent view over the ocean... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2018
Budapest, Hungary
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18 Aug 2018
“A must see if you are in Pacifica”
22 Apr 2018
“Little paradise”
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

Shelldance Orchids has been there for many years now. They led a movement to save the hilltop where they are located from developers a couple of decades ago. Great selection of orchids, bromeliads, air plants and other succulents. Good place to have events such as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DaleRachmeler
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful collection orchids in all colors. Very friendly service. Excellent view over the ocean. Nice location for weddings and celebrations. Worth a visit once in Pacifica.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank peterjL8810UZ
Reviewed April 2, 2018

It's so calm and peaceful in the greenhouses. Browse around and admire the beautiful orchids. Super reasonable prices. Outside, enjoy the incredible Pacific views!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank gorg33
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Do not do this trail without prep. It has some serious uphill treks that will make you wish you had. Getting to the top is worth it, however, and the view is worth it. The Kona coast has nothing on this. One observation: while we...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Willeb3
Reviewed July 22, 2016

We went to Shelldance Orchid Gardens. They have a variety of green houses. here are plants and orchids. Its off or Highway one. One drives up the hill to where the gardens are,

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank mini
Reviewed April 20, 2016

So many beautiful orchids, rooms full of orchids and accessories. Great location at the top of a hill, nice views from outside and hiking trails from the parking lot as well

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank mb95
Reviewed November 11, 2015

A visit to Shelldance is a little bit of an adventure! You can walk through the connection of greenhouses and view all kinds of succulents and a variety of plants including extraordinary orchids. The view overlooking Pacifica is spectacular and is connected to the Montara...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank AnnetteLH
Reviewed August 13, 2015

Star Wars used this wonderful Garden for many of it's plants seen in the movie. They specialize in plants that grow out of a piece of wood, planted in a shell, hanging from recycled wood....all very earthy things. It's easy to miss the signs on...More

Date of experience: November 2014
3  Thank LoisRothPoblitz
Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place has unique orchids and plants. The knowledgable staff will give you the information you need to help your plant be successful at home

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Chris S
Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was here for a wedding, what a beautiful place. It is only open on weekends, but it is worth the drive up the little hill just to get into such an incredible atmosphere. You won't be sorry you made the effort - and it's...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank Stina P
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