Working with our partners at the Bristol Aquarium

We have had the pleasure of working with the Bristol Aquarium since 2015 and today students spent the evening adding new species to two of the three permanent orchid displays at the Aquarium. Students; Joe, Ed, Tallis and Jess worked with the Aquarium’s new horticulturalist, Anna, to add new interest for visitors and to review […]


365 days of orchids – day 536 – Masdevallia hystrix

  Masdevallia hystrix is one of our smelliest orchids with a strong scent described by students as similar to sick or pooh! – it always gets a reaction. Masdevallia hystrix grows in Ecuador at around 2500m in cool evergreen forest. We have noticed that its leaves are easily damages by bright summer sunshine or high […]


Working with Devon Wild Life trust to save the Lesser Butterfly Orchid

We are delighted to be working with Steve Threlkeld who manages the Dunsdon Nature reserve in West Devon to help reverse the decline in one of Britains iconic orchid species. The project forms part of the Back from the Brink project to save Britain’s most threatened species from extinction and students will be raising plants […]