Simon Pugh-Jones

Website Role: administrator

Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Thanks to all who made the British Orchid Congress such a success

Wow, what a weekend. Thanks to all of you that made the congress so special; our visiting societies that put on such amazing displays, the trade who worked so hard, the speakers who entertained and informed our audiences, the 2000 visitors who gave us such a great atmosphere, the food teams who provided such brilliant […]


Show Time

There are just three weeks to go until Britain’s National Orchid Show (the British Orchid Congress) opens at Writhlington School. Watch this page to keep up to date with all the info between now and October 26th. Show opening: Friday 26th October 6-9.30pm Preview evening (this costs £12 including the buffet) tickets are available on […]


Congress timings

We have had requests for detailed congress timings and so here they are. Friday 26th October 6pm – 9pm Preview evening (plant sales, welcome address and chip buffet) (note that BBC TV cameras and Monty Don will be present all day Friday) Saturday 27th October Judges Breakfast 6-7am Judging 7-9am Show open to public 9am-5pm […]


Full lecture programme for the British Orchid Congress

We now have the full programme of lectures for the BOC including the main congress lecture programme, on Saturday and Sunday, and the Orchid Conservation International symposium on Saturday. BOC Lecture Programme Congress lectures are free to registrants and cost £1 each for day visitors, except for beginners talks marked * that are free entry […]