Simon Pugh-Jones

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Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

365 days of orchids – day 639 – Polystachya pachychila

One treat in the greenhouse this week is the many flowered branched spikes of Polystachya pachychila. This is a small flowered African species and we have seen it growing in Nyungwe National Park Rwanda on our five expeditions to work with schools and colleges¬† from 2013 – 2016. The photo below shows the species growing […]


Orchid Project Students work with Bristol University Botanic Garden Staff to plan orchid display improvements

Orchid project students have been working with the amazing staff of the Bristol University Botanic Garden for twelve years and today a new team began to plan a major revamp to the orchid display in the Sub-tropical house. In 2012 students designed and planted a living orchid exhibit at the Botanic Gardens on three artificial […]