About Us

Who we are

New Earth Orchids is Santa Fe's only orchid nursery. We have been serving Santa Fe for 8 years at our Jaguar Dr. location. Come by and smell the flowers...yes many orchids are fragrant! 

If you can't make it to Santa Fe, please use our online store.

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Quality & Unique Orchids Are Our Speciality

We have a wide variety of orchids available to suit very taste. We offer fine hybrids in a variety of orchids and many interesting and unusual species for the  hobbyist.  Visit our online store or if you are in the neighborhood come visit!

Leasing for your Business or Home

We offer leasing services for long term displays or for special events in your place of business or home. Plants are displayed in our "Made in Santa Fe" pottery or containers of your choosing. With Ron's experience in producing award winning displays, we can provide beautiful displays to enhance your business or home. First consult is offered free to help you decide what is best for your purposes.

My involvment in orchids--A short history

Ron Midgett began growing orchids in 1969 in the orchid-rich environment of Southern California. Since then, he has grown orchids in many different regions of the US and in the Caribbean for 3 years.  Currently, he resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  He is a breeder with an emphasis on Cattleyas, Paphiopedilums, and Oncidinae.  Several cultivars from his crosses have received AOS awards.  

In 1990, Ron founded the New England Orchid Company in Franklin, MA.  In 2003, he moved his orchid business to New Jersey and changed the name to New Earth Orchid Co., aka New Earth Orchids.  In 2010, New Earth Orchids was moved to Santa Fe, NM. 

In addition to Ron’s activities in the orchid business, he has been very active in the local orchid societies wherever he lived. This includes serving as an officer, chairing orchid shows, and running the New England Orchid Fair for 3 years. Before leaving New Jersey, Ron founded the Jersey Highlands Orchid Society.  

Ron is an accredited AOS judge currently serving in the Rocky Mountain Region.  He has served as chairperson for AOS judging for the 2011 and 2012 New Mexico Orchid Guild Shows.  In 2011, Ron was invited to participate in judging the Taiwan International Orchid Show.

Ron has authored articles published in Orchids and most recently in the Orchid Digest.  He was given the prestigious Ernest Heatherington award from the Orchid Digest for his article, “Beyond Sc. Beaufort—A 25 Year Odyssey in Cattleya Breeding”.  Ron feels a special honor in receiving this award because Ernest was one of his first mentors. 

Ron has spoken in many venues across the country. He has twice been an invited speaker to the prestigious Cattleya Symposium held each summer in Florida. He has done speaking tours in New England, Central Florida, Mid’ Florida, California, and The Texas Circuit.