Explore the greenhouse part 5 – Temperate

Our coolest section has a minimum temperature of 6C and the vents are open most of the year.This is where we grow our best cymbidiums along with cool coelogynes, dendrobiums and our native British orchids.

Having a really cool section allows us to extend the flowering season of spring orchids, especially for the London Show in April – Of course this year the plants will have to manage with exposure online.

As you can see from the photos we have our wonderful specimen Dendrobium delicatum here, as well as some spectacular Coelogyne cristatas.

We have been as high as the snow in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh so we appreciate how cool some Himalayan orchids grow. The photograph show Luke and Luke at Yumthang (3700m altitude) in the Lachung Valley, Sikkim in 2010


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  1. Agnes Jones says:

    This time of year I can see the coelogynes upstairs from the prep room corridor. They seem to wave at me with delicate white hankies tempting me to come down to the greenhouse.