How to Contact SDO

Sapphire Dragon Orchids is located in Southern California. I am a very small hobby grower and the business is part-time only. Visits are by appointment only and we are usually only available on specific weekends. Please contact me to schedule a visit.

E-mail is the preferred method of contact. I do have a full-time professional job outside of the orchid industry and I am not available during normal business hours on week days due to the nature of my work. If you have specific questions and would like to talk with me, please send me an e-mail and leave your phone number. Also let me know how late I can call you back. I'll get back with you as soon as possible.

In order to maintain the integrity of my e-mail addresses and make sure only serious business related e-mail go through, I am not posting my full e-mail addresses. Please remove the spaces from the e-mail addresses below and replace "dot" with a "." I appologize for any inconvenience, but this limits the amount of spam and other harmful e-mail.

Current Contacts:

Rob Shepherd, hybridizer and speaker
rob @ sapphiredragonorchids dot com

Mailing Address:


I do offer limited consulting services as time permits helping orchid growers with record keeping systems, hybridizing programs and lab approaches. I am also available to do presentations at local orchid society meetings. If you would like to know more about these services, please visit and





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