It was wonderful to have so many visitors to Orchid Christmas Yesterday – thanks for coming. We had lots of interesting orchids in flower and one that caused a lot of interest was our ‘monkey faced orchid’. This Dracula species is native to cloud forests in Colombia at around 1800m altitude. As with most […]
Orchid Christmas is here and we are open from 10am until 4pm. One of the real treasures to look out for in our Cool Americas section today is Pleurothallis truncata and our specimen plants is dripping with chains of remarkable little globular flowers on the top of each leaf. As Joe’s close up shows that this […]
If you missed our radio interview today you can find it here Come and hear the orchestra for yourself at Orchid Christmas tomorrow.
In our Christmas themed orchids we have yet to include an orchid that mimics falling snow! Perhaps this is it? Pholidotas pallida is native to the eastern Himalayas and South East Asia. In Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Laos we have found Philodota species to be amongst the most abundant orchids present in trees along roads […]
Thanks to our fantastic Year 7 team for sorting out our old Christmas tree for Orchid Christmas – as usual the tree is decorated in rosettes, and could stand in as a multi-party candidate in today’s election!