Who We Are

At Marlow Orchids, we want to make it possible for everyone to experience the beauty of growing an orchid successfully, whether you are a beginner or experienced grower. With a knowledgeable team, years of experience, and resources for care tips and industry trends, we are able to help make sure your orchids flourish. We are your one-stop-shop for everything and anything orchids!



Our History

Our story is rooted in Rochester, NY, where founder, Jim Marlow, explored his passion for orchids in his backyard greenhouse. Jim sold his orchids to friends and colleagues before formally establishing Marlow Orchids in 1993. In 1995, Marlow Orchids was ready to expand, so Jim began selling orchids at nearby orchid shows. In 2002, when Jim retired, he took his passion and turned it into a career. Since then, Marlow Orchids has continued to expand and provide customers with one-of-a-kind orchids.


The Nursery

Tucked away, our nursery is surrounded by English style gardens that bloom Spring through Fall. Coming into the nursery, you are met by a sense of serene calming and become surrounded by a variety of scents, colors, and textures that spread out before you.

Contact us to schedule a visit to our nursery today!


Partnerships & Affiliations

We are proud to be a member of the American Orchid Society, as well as the Genesee Region Orchid Society where Jonathan is currently sits as president. Being actively involved in the orchid industry through member engagement and show attendance is an important element at Marlow Orchids. We attend shows throughout the year and have become a collection of award-winning growers who have achieved the highest mark for plant quality, cultural merit, and displays. Working together with orchid societies provides us the opportunity to share our orchids and expand our network of growers, sellers, and buyers.