MBE for Simon Pugh-Jones

We are delighted to announce that Simon’s work in Education and the Orchid Project has been recognised with an MBE in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List. Simon said today “This is recognition for my fantastic team of students at Writhlington who have achieved so much over the last twenty years and for all those who have supported our work both in the UK and abroad.”

Simon Pugh-Jones MBE with Laelia anceps in the School Greenhouse


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  1. Pam Kelt says:

    Brilliant achievement, on so many levels. Wish I’d had a teacher like this at my school.

    Orchid fever lives!

  2. Wendy Haworth says:

    Well done Simon & the team…very well deserved!

  3. Congratulations! Very well deserved.

  4. Richard Silcox says:

    Congratulations to Mr Pugh-Jones and everyone involved in the Orchid Project!

  5. David Crook says:

    Congratulations on a very well deserved award.

  6. Peter Lees says:

    Thre MNR Journal said we could get tickets for the film etc on the website – could not find them!
    Also the events page shows June only – not the best
    Anyway, can we get advance tickets and, if so, how?
    Peter Lees Prospect Cottage, Wells Road, Radstock

    PS you were here a year or two ago.

  7. Rugamba fred says:

    you are achieving many things ,and i am proud of you sir,even here in Rwanda we like you so much

  8. R. J. Catt says:

    This is a request to Mr. Pugh-Jones MBE.
    I am trying to obtain the orchid called Cattleya belle. I saw the adult plant at the Three Counties Show on the Writhlington School stand and wish to buy one for my friend’s birthday.
    Can you help me please.
    Thank you.
    Yours truly,
    R. J. Catt

    • Simon Pugh-Jones says:

      Hi – I am afraid that that was the only plant of Cattleya Bella (Originally Laeliocattleya Bella) we had. At one time we had a number of primary hybrids but our work is now very much with species. It is a great hybrid and I am sure that the remaking of Cattleya labiata x Cattleya purpurata is well worth doing.