Hello from Sarawak!

Hi, Chloe here and I am checking in after settling into life at MRSM school, Kuching, where I will be until the end of February. I am working with Alwin, Nina, Natalia, Humaira, Maya, Najiha, Fikry, Fahyim, Aiman and Earl, to help them get the lab and new shade house into a easily manageable schedule […]


Masdevallia ludibundella – 365 days of orchids – day 1088

For our second christmassy orchid this week I have chosen Masdevallia ludibundella because it is a little CRACKER – hehe.  Masdevallia ludibundella is a miniature masdevallia with large dramatic flowers. The species comes from Colombia and enjoys the cool wet conditions that most of our masdevallias enjoy in the Cool Americas section of the greenhouse. […]


Maxillaria sophronitis- 365 days of orchids – day 1087

With our Christmas Orchid Festival just days away (14th Dec 10am-4pm) it is time to spot our christmassy orchids. We are all familiar with Robins, and Holly berries but for non-temperate climates what about Hummingbirds and Maxillaria sophronitis? Maxillaria sophronitis is as bright as any Holly berry and this is to attract its humming bird […]