As Luke posted, today we had the honour of HRH the Duke of Kent at Writhlington to officially open our new school and, of course, no visit would be complete without a proper tour of the greenhouses. Greenhouse club were in position to tell him about their ochids, the habitats they come from and other interesting facts. Here is a selection of highlights:
Caroline – “Somehow I forgot to say ‘your Royal Highness’ and just said ‘Hi’ but he seemed quite happy and was really interested in Masdevallias.”
Ike – “He was brilliant”
Zoe – “He was interested to know what we do.”
Mitchell – “I was suprised and pleased with how much time he spent with us. He asked some really intelligent questions.”
Matt – “it was fun to have him here and a really good experience”
Definately a good day and we’ll add some photos when they are released by the press.