19th AOC Conference & Show
Perth, Western Australia
11th to 16th September 2012

"Wild About Orchids"

Fred Clarke


Fred Clarke started Sunset Valley Orchids in 1995 as a natural outgrowth of a hobby that began 22 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 26 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 30 miles north of San Diego and 60 miles south of Los Angeles.

The nursery has grown considerably over the last few years and we are now exceeding 20,000 sq. ft. of greenhouses 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, Dendrobium, Sarcochilus, and Bulbophyllum.

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 is 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 vigorous growing plants throughout the; flasking, community trays, and growing on in pots. This grading results in the strongest and best plants for both our customers and for our own future breeding.

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