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Many thanks to all those who made our July 1st Orchid Festival such a success: Visiting societies, Devon and Somerset,Dorset and Wilts for fantastic plants and great displays. Adult volunteers in the Kitchen, on the door and around the building for making the day possible. Orchid Project students for their outstanding effort in the greenhouses […]
This is the clown orchid. A cool growing species from Mexico, Guatemala and Belize where it is found in deciduous forest from 1400 to 2700m where it experiences shady wet summers (leaves on the trees) and cool dry bright winters (leaves off the trees) For us the species does best in Cool Asia where many […]
This wonderful species from Central America is a large growing member of the cattleya family that produces long spikes of dramatic flowers. These are butterfly pollinated with the pink section of the lip the perfect shape for a large butterfly to grab a hold. We have seen this species in tall remnant trees on cloudy […]
This species from the mountains of central Madagascar is one of our most rewarding orchid species. The large waxy, pristine white flowers are wonderfully fragrant and currently fill its section with their intoxicating scent. The plant’s natural habitat is in leaf litter amongst quartzite boulders but we find the species enjoys a mossy basket where […]