Sikkim Update

Ok, First of all I’m not the normal person to post here, on the homepage of the Writhlington Orchid Project website, so I do apologise if this is a little shabby. Going back on topic now, I received an update from our team in Sikkim this morning.  The update tells us that in the first […]


British school students return rare plant to the Himalayas

A groundbreaking conservation project linking Writhlington School students with the gardeners of Gangtok is making a real difference in Himalayan conservation as well as providing a model for effective international community co-operation. Students at Writhlington who have become experts in orchids and raising these exotic plants from seed in a dedicated propagation laboratory have used […]


Sikkim 2009

Exciting news – the orchid project is going to Sikkim! The Sikkim Himalayan project had been working slowly for about three years now.  The Project involves students in the lab growing the rare species ‘Cymbidium Whitea’.  There are very few of these plants remaining in the wild and they are only known to come from […]