Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project


  Nyungwe forest is Africa’s largest mountain forest reserve with 970 square kilometres of forest full of rare species including primates and of course orchids. With about 160 orchid species it is a very special place and a really exciting place to explore. We will be back. Lots more photos to follow next time we […]


Amazing orchid propagation workshop at Kitabi College.

A massive well done to my Rwanda team for a very successful and inspiring workshop this afternoon at the Kitabi College of Conservation and Environmental Management. After a tour, dinner and further discussions with acting principle Richard Nasasira we spent the afternoon with the college’s diploma students. The team presented our project with Zoe Parfitt […]


An excellent first day

A very successful first day is drawing to a close. We have had fantastic meetings with the acting principle of the Katabi Conservation College, our first school – The College Amis des Enfants – the Director General Science, Technology and Research the President’s advisor and Rwanda’s most experienced orchid grower. Tomorrow we visit two schools and […]