Simon Pugh-Jones

Website Role: administrator

Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Dendrobium thyrsiflorum- 365 days of orchids – day 1885

There is only one orchid to feature today – Best Specimen Orchid, RHS Orchid Show 2022 – Dendrobium thyrsiflorum. This magnificent orchid is our largest  Dendrobium and is more than 2m across and this year has  22 flower spikes each with around twenty lovely cream and orange/yellow flowers. Can any orchid species compare with the […]


Display finished at Wisley

A massive well done to our brilliant display team who put together this year’s RHS Orchid Show Display at Wisley.  The team of four Mendip Studio School Students, Zoe and Jacob worked from 6am until 5pm, not getting home until 8.30pm – a long but productive day. The show opens to the public tomorrow morning […]


Dendrobium nobile ‘virginale’ – 365 days of orchids – day 1883

It is Dendrobium nobile time in our Cool Asia section starting with our alba or ‘virginale’ clone – just in time for tomorrow’s show. The more common pink clones (below) will be following later in the month and during April. We have several clones of this Himalayan species that represent the wonderful diversity we have […]