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 […]



Hi, Chloe here, I have just come home from Cornwall and wanted to share what I’ve been up to. For the last 3 months I have been volunteering at the Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan. At the Eden Project, I was working on a management plan for their orchids and planting a […]