WSBEorchids

Tallis working on Show Babies for the British Orchid Show and Congress, Nov 2-4th 2018

Not long now until the British Orchid Show and Congress on 2nd-4th November and we have a tradition when we host a British Orchid Congress that every registrant gets a Show Baby – an orchid species in vitro – included in their registrants bag. Tallis was hard at work before the start of lessons this […]

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Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference – fascinating day working with our partner scientists

The UK Government’s conference on the Illegal Trade in Wildlife has begun and the stand for the IUCN Species Survival Commission is attracting massive interest. The stand is a collaboration between scientists from Oxford University, Lancaster University and students from Mendip Studio School (The Orchid Project) The conference is attended by policy makers and ministers […]

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365 days of orchids – day 644 – Cattleya bowringiana

   One of the plants we are delighted to take to the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference 2018 is this amazing Cattleya species from Central America. Cattleya bowringiana (now named Guarianthe bowringiana) is usually pink (see Guatemala photo below) but this variety is purply blue. It is native to Guatemala and Belize in Central America and […]

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365 days of orchids – day 643 – Masdevallia mystica

This wonderful small growing Masdevallia flowers on and off throughout the year. It is possibly a natural hybrid and is found in Colombian cloud forest. One parent is probably Masdevallia filaria that it grows amongst but the other possible parent is a mystery – hence the name. We grow this species in baskets, mounted and […]

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