Por La Mar Nursery began as a passion project for Ronald and Patricia Caird in Santa Barbara, California .  The nursery was first started in 1972 with 6 acres, an Orange VW Van and a lot of hard work. Ron, a horticulturalist, and Pat, a school teacher set off on a journey that has lasted for almost 50 years.


Por La Mar, known in the horticultural industry as a top breeder, grower and shipper of: gardenia, hydrangea, calla lilies, cyclamen, zygocactus, seasonal bulbs and many other potted plants that fill homes, restaurants, hotels and gardens nationwide. Fun fact: zygocactus is one of many crops outside of hydrangea, mini rose, gardenia, calla lily that is bred right here in Santa Barbara, CA with an extremely high bloom count and exceptional hardiness. 


Por La Mar takes pride in itself as the First American Grown certified potted plant producer, since 2015. We are proud to be farmers of flowers. We love what they bring to a person’s life.  We hope this passion can be shared from our family to yours.



Erin Caird

Por La Mar Nursery

Santa Barbara, CA

2nd Generation