Little Brook Orchids is a family owned and operated orchid business comprised of a retail store and an eight greenhouse complex. Located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the business began as a hobby in 1989 when owner John F. Pyfer, Jr. started collecting and growing orchids in his home greenhouse. As John’s collection grew, so did the need for more growing space. In 2002 he purchased the 1950s era greenhouse complex at 25 Rider Ave. After extensive renovations, Little Brook Orchids opened in late spring of 2004. John’s son Trey Pyfer, and some part-time help, manages the day to day growing and selling operations. Carol Pyfer, John’s wife, does the bookkeeping.
Little Brook Orchids provides five services:
- Raising and caring for a variety of orchids that are made available for sale
- Providing orchid supplies in the retail store
- Boarding and caring for customers’ orchids, tropical plants and large patio plants
- Repotting customers’ orchids and other household plants
- Providing on-site seminars about orchids for garden clubs and other interested groups