Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Open evening 2019

Thanks to all the wonderful students who worked so during Open Evening both in the Lab (above) with the most popular have a go lab ever, and in the greenhouse where we had a constant stream of visitors. I have had countless complements to pass on from visiting parents to the “enthusiastic” “knowledgable” “inspiring” “polite” […]


Pleurothallis lynniana – 365 days of orchids – day 999

We have reached day 999 in our daily flowering orchid and this evening is Open Evening at Writhlington, so it is brilliant to have so many dramatic orchids in flower. Our plant of Pleurothallis lynniana is becoming quite a specimen and the wonderfully droopy looking leaves now surround its cork mount. Their is something very […]


Cymbidium dayanum (Himalayan form) – 365 days of orchids – day 998 – evolution in action?

This gorgeous Cymbidium species has been causing a real stir amongst the school students this week as it opens alongside Cymbidium angustifolium – day 992 (which is synonymous with Cymbidium dayanum or sometimes known as Cymbidium dayanum ‘red’. Are we able to see evolution in action in this species from the Himalayas and South east […]


Latest News – A second visit to Sarawak and a Christmas Orchid Festival

We have a very exciting term ahead with our second expedition to Sarawak in October  (Oct 23rd-Nov5th) and a spectacular Christmas Orchid Festival on Saturday December 14th from 10am until 4pm with tours of the glasshouses, a range of interesting speakers, orchid trade with great offerings in time for Christmas and orchid displays too – […]