365 days of orchids – day 674 – Cymbidium erythraeum

Autumn is here and our autumn flowering Himalayan Cymbidiums are coming into flower. The first is Cymbidium erythraeum and this is a smaller growing clone which we have grown from seed at Writhlington. This Cymbidium is one of the many found in the Sikkim Himalaya and students on our school expeditions to Sikkim have seen […]


Scottish Orchid Society confirm their exhibit the British Orchid Show

We are really pleased to anounce that the Scottish Orchid Society will be amongst our exhibitors at the British Orchid Show. Travelling from north of the border with vehicles full of plants shows real commitment. A massive thank you in advance to the growers from societies across the UK, and trade from across Europe for […]


Last Day to register for the British Orchid Show and Congress

Day tickets for the British Orchid Show will be available on the door this coming Saturday and Sunday for what will be an amazing orchid event. If however you want to be part of the whole weekend you should  register here for the following access: Entry to every day of the Orchid Show and Congress 2-4th […]


365 days of orchids – day 673 – Coelogyne barbata

  We are now looking around the greenhouse to spot the plants that will be the stars of the greenhouse visitors to the British Orchid Show this week. Perhaps our most dramatic plant of the moment is our monster Coelogyne Barbata with twenty spikes opening this week. Barbata means ‘bearded’ and the bearded coelogyne is […]


365 days of orchids – day 672 – Aerangis brachycarpa

This stunning species is native to East Africa from Ethiopia through Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and south to Zambia and Angola. It is found in highland forests (1500-2300m) in deep shade on tree trunks. The plants are quite stout for Aerangis and this plant that we de-flasked in 2005 has taken thirteen years to reach […]