Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Oxford Botanic Gardens Visit

Continuing with the events of last week’s visit from our Sarawak partners, Wednesday was ‘Oxford Day’ starting with a fascinating visit to The Oxford University Botanic Gardens. We were hosted by Chris Thorogood, Deputy Director, and given a fantastic tour of the gardens. Chris is passionate about the plants of South East Asia and so […]


Bristol Botanic Gardens Visit

Yesterday the Sarawak and Orchid Project teams spent an amazing day in Bristol University Botanic Gardens with Curator, Nick Wray. We learnt about botanic garden display design, interpretation and lots about the amazing plants in Bristol’s collection. The photo here shows us with Nick and Glasshouse Manager Penny Harms in the warm tropical house. Nick’s […]


On top of the world!

More accurately ‘on top of Cley Hill’ as the Sarawak Orchid Project Team and their hosts from Writhlington headed to Wiltshire to learn about species rich chalk grassland. The dramatic sky came along with a gale force wind at the top of Cley Hill that was appreciated by everyone. For anyone who has not been […]


Sarawak Team arrive at Writhlington

Our wonderful partners from Sarawak arrived at Writhlington today. Seven students from MRSM School Kuching have travelled with their teacher and eight members of the Sarawak Orchid Society to learn about orchid conservation, orchid science and orchid horticulture from the Writhlington Schools’ Orchid Project team and their network of scientists. After being welcomed by Writhlington’s […]