Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Home grown stars at the British Orchid Show – Barbosella handroi

We were delighted to win a Certificate of Cultural Commendation from the RHS Orchid Committee for our Barbosella handroi ball. This stunning miniature plant was de-flasked onto a small cork mount in 2000 and this mount is still in the middle of the plant somewhere. We grow the species cool and well watered but hung […]


365 days of orchids – day 679 – Epidendrum paniculatum

It is not just our monster orchids that the public have enjoyed in the greenhouse but our wonderful diversity of smaller species too. Epidendrum paniculatum is a lovely species and as traditionally described was found throughout Central and South America in cool wet forest above 1000m but the complex (group of similar species) has been […]


Thank you to my wonderful students and volunteers for a fantastic Show.

This photo of Chloe giving a native orchid propagation demonstration for the Hardy Orchid Day to a crowded room of enthralled visitors is a great example of the wonderful job the students of the orchid project have done this weekend at the British Orchid Show. They gave lectures, gave tours, looked after visiting traders and […]