Glowing OFSTED report praises Orchid project

‘The ‘Orchid Project’ is genuinely impressive, with pupils given real life-changing experiences to showcase their work around the world.’ That is according to the new OFSTED report on the Medip Studio School which has given every aspect of the school a ‘Good’. We are delighted that the inspectors took the time a trouble to find […]


365 days of orchids – day 475 – Coelogyne velutina

  Last week I described April as Coelogyne month and here is another stunning species to emphasis my point. Coelogyne velutina has a lot in common with other warm growing species with long pendulous flower stems such as Coelogyne tomentosa, Coelogyne pulverula and Coelogyne swaniana but is very distinct in the colour of the flowers […]


365 days of orchids – day 474 – Vanda coerulescens

  This wonderful small growing Vanda is native to dryish monsoon forests in the Western Himalayas (Arunachal Pradesh), Myanmar, Thailand and Southern China from around 300 to 1200m. The habitat we have seen in Arunachal Pradesh is open forest with a distinct wet season in the monsoon summer. We grow the species high in Warm […]