Pride of place in the greenhouse this week goes to this wonderful specimen of Laelia anceps with 14 spikes of large and flamboyant flowers. Different clones of the species has been flowering in the greenhouse since December and are a key part of our winter greenhouse. The flowers of Laelia anceps are really variable in […]
Today we have restocked the online shop and we have included several species for the first time.
We featured Cattleya coccinea as orchid of the day on January 15th but we now have three different clones in full flower and I felt we needed to share the spectacle. These seed grown plants are a wonderful reminder of our expeditions to Brazil (photo of the species in Brazil below) and a real lesson […]
Yesterday’s talk was a great chance to share some of our special orchids but we missed this one. Maxillaria porphyrostele was one of the first orchids to arrive at the Writhlington School Orchid Project in the early 1990’s and it is still going strong although it has been divided many times. Both small plants and […]
We had a lovely evening presenting a talk to the Friends of the Britol University Botanic Gardens via Zoom yesterday. A small team of students from year 7 to 13 came into school early for a Covid test before presenting their favourite orchids from the greenhouse and talking about their work in Sarawak. We have […]