Por La Mar Nursery began as a passion in Santa Barbara, California for Ronald and Patricia Caird.  The name Por La Mar or “By the Sea” began inception in 1972 with 6 acres, an Orange VW Van and a lot of hard work. Ron, a horticulturalist, and Pat, a school teacher (thus the van), set off on a journey that has lasted for over 45 years.


Por La Mar, known in the horticultural industry as a top breeder, grower and shipper of; gardenia, hydrangea, calla lilies, cyclamen, zygocactus (fact: zygocactus is one of many crops (outside of hydrangea, mini rose, gardenia, calla lily) of which is bred right in Santa Barbara, CA with extremely high bloom count and hardiness not to mention the candy cane cactus!!), seasonal bulbs and many other potted plants that fill homes, restaurants, hotels and gardens nationwide.  


Por La Mar prides itself to be the First American Grown certified potted plant producer in the USA 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