Another London Show star is this astonishing species that is possibly the brightest orchid species we grow. Cochlioda noezliana a startling scarlet species from the cloud forests of Colombia that has been a major influence on orchid breeding since its discovery. It is the orchid species behind the red in many of the red orchids […]
Orchid Project students have been doing their best to help other exhibitors this week, especially Frank Roellke who was taken ill and had to rush back to Germany leaving his display and sales plants behind. Chloe, Matty, Jacob and Zoe (with help from younger students too) stepped in and did a great job running Frank’s […]
Best Specimen in Show and an RHS Certificate of Cultural Commendation went to our monster plant of Dendrobium x delicatum a natural hybrid from Australia. The plant grows in our Temperate section with a minimum of 6C and vents that open at 12C to give the plant the cool, dryer, winter rest it seems to […]
Another Masdevallia species featured on our display today is Masdevallia veitchiana. This is one of the bright orange/red orchids we have grouped together as humming bird pollinated species. This species is endemic to Peru where it grows between 2000m and 4000m as a terrestrial amongst grasses and we are indebted to Henry Oakley for these […]
In addition to our awards for this weeks display, Issy collected the RHS Orchid Trophy 2018 at a formal ceremony from RHS President, Sir Nicholas Bacon. The award is given annually for the best orchid specimen seen by the RHS Orchid committee and Issy won for her plant of Brassavola tuberculata.