Royale Orchids started as a cut flower Cymbidium operation some 40 years ago by the founders, Roy and Alice Hipkins, hence the name 'ROYALE'.
From a backyard hobbyist the company has developed into the largest most diverse specialist orchid nursery in NSW.
The nursery was relocated some 6 years ago from Woy Woy to a 38 acre rural property at Peats Ridge, an area which is renowned for its clean air and spring water, and is under the guidance of Kevin Hipkins.
Cymbidiums and Odontoglossums are our main crops but being such a diverse nursery we also dabble in Paphs, Dendrobiums, Masdevallia and many other types. Our major suppliers are CalOrchid (James and Lauris Rose), Hawk Hill Nursery (Bob Hamilton and John Leathers) and Golden Gate Orchids (Tom Perlite).
Travelling from Sydney (North)
Royale Orchids is located on the Central Coast of New South Wales. A pleasant and scenic 1 hour drive north of the Sydney CBD. Simply take the Pacific Highway to Hornsby which connects to the Newcastle/North Coast Freeway. Once you have crossed
the Hawkesbury River Bridge the 2nd exit is the Calga Interchange (Peats Ridge Exit). From this exit travel 8km and Brieses Road is on your right and Royale Orchids is at the end of the road.
Travelling from Newcastle (South)
Go past the Ourimbah / Palmdale exit, the next exit is the Peats Ridge exit, you will travel approx. 15 minutes following the signs to Sydney. When you enter Peats Ridge village you have approx. 8km to travel, Brieses Road is on your left.