Begun as a hobby in 2008, Louisiana Orchid Connection is the full time passion of co-founder Tin-Wein Yu supported part time by co-founder John Nelson. The nursery is now located on an acre and a third in central Baton Rouge, Louisiana. An original greenhouse re-built from a 100 year old steel frame in the 80’s was augmented with a new 2000 square foot greenhouse built in the spring of 2013 and expanded again in 2014. We have added additional growing capacity each year since. Today we have about 5000 square feet full of orchids in 8 structures of various sizes.
Tin manages the growing operations. His expertise is in genetics. Nearly fifteen years of laboratory bench work using the tools of microbiology equip him to manage flasking and plant identification using DNA matching techniques. Tin travels regularly to Taiwan in search of quality plant stocks and to discuss trends in hybridizing in his native country among many experienced growers.
John draws on his experience in supply chain management, business development and general handyman skills to support the business and greenhouse operations.
Our facility is not open to the public.