365 days of orchids – day 601 – Masdevallia don quijote

This dramatic flower belongs to Masdevallia don quijote. This species is quite a small plant (12cm leaves) but has very large flowers on long stems. It is rather whimsically named after the character Don Quixote in the novel by¬†Miguel de Cervantes because the dorsal sepal looks ¬†like a lance and the lateral sepals like the […]


Don’t miss the Bee and Pollination Day at the Bristol University Botanic Garden

We are preparing for one of our favourite weekends in the calendar. From 10-5 next Saturday and Sunday the Bristol University Botanic Garden will be a ‘buzz’ with people and activities including students from the orchid project introducing the public to the amazing stories of orchids and their diverse pollinators.