Gallup & Stribling Orchids, a provider of Cymbidiums and other tropical orchids since 1959, was recently sold to Westland Floral. Both firms are in Carpinteria, CA, and their combined experience in the orchid trade is over 90 years.
Westland Floral will add expertise in the areas of sustainable growing techniques and natural pest management to the proven orchid program at Gallup & Stribling Orchids. Gallup & Stribling will continue to operate under its name and in the same location.
According to Case Van Wingerden, owner of Westland Floral, “We will be building on the strength of the 50-plus years of Gallup & Stribling’s accomplishments and the 40-plus years of Westland Floral’s accomplishments. We will continue to build exciting, well-rounded orchid offerings.”
At the Gallup & Stribling facility, mass-market and wholesale orchid orders are being shipped daily.
Behind the scenes, its lab continues to supply new hybrid orchids to the nursery and to the many orchid enthusiasts who have entrusted their plants to the experts at Gallup & Stribling Laboratories.
Gallup & Stribling Orchids and Westland Floral will continue to move ahead as a team, Van Wingerden said, creating innovative orchids for mass markets, while keeping proven products in good supply.
Having multiple locations, trained staff and broad expertise with the addition of Gallup & Stribling, Westland will continue to serve wholesale customers with staple packs and exotic varieties.
Gallup & Stribling also has a thriving retail store. The store will be undergoing an update during 2014, and will become not only a destination for plants, designer arrangements and special gifts, but also an educational center for visitors.