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Orchid Festival at the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens

Some of the Writhlington Team with Glasshouse Supervisor Alex Summers in The Cambridge glasshouses Some of the Writhlington Team with Glasshouse Supervisor Alex Summers in The Cambridge glasshouses

Catch the Writhlington team in Cambridge this February at the Cambridge Botanic Gardens Orchid Festival. We will be there on the 21st running workshops and joining Botanic Garden staff for this really exciting event.
Students who went to India last Easter have supplied plants helped to design a new orchid exhibit at the gardens which represents the diverse forests of the Sikkim Himalaya. Two artificial trees have been constructed each festooned in the dramatic species found in the hot tropical valleys or cool evergreen forests of this biodiversity hotspot.

There are lots of other things to see and do at the Festival for more details check out the botanic gardens website http://www.botanic.cam.ac.uk/Botanic/NewsItem.aspx?p=27&ix=154&pid=2722&prcid=4&ppid=2722&edit=y

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Paph Wall

Warm Asia of the greenhouse has looked a bit like a building site during the past week. Lots of stone has been chesiled and carefully placed to form a wall, which will in time have many Paphiopedilums growing from it. We got the idea to build a Paph wall after seeing two successful walls during out travels in Sikkim, one was at the Hidden Forest hotel in Gangtok and the other was at Udai Pradhan’s orchid collection in Kalimpong. We are still looking for more stone, so if anyone has any unused stone they need to get rid of, then please contact us for it to be used as a growing space.

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