WSBEorchids

Welsh orchid festival

Over the weekend we were spending time at the welsh botanic garden for the welsh orchid festival.  We had great fun!  The display looked great and, though we weren’t judged for it, we thing it was excelent seeing as it was erected in less than 2 hours.

Setting up the sales table.
Setting up the sales table.
The display and display team.
The display and display team.

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New Greenhouse

The new greenhouses are looking very good!  We sent our man with the camera up the ladder to photograph them and the results of his hard work are here for all to see!

They are looking very good and we are looking even more excited about the imminent move-over.

On of six sections in the new greenhouse-complex
On of six sections in the new greenhouse-complex
The whole greenhouse complex - it's rather large!
The whole greenhouse complex - it's rather large!

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Orchid project to Wales

This weekend we’re packing our bags and toothbrushes for another orchid project international – to the National Botanic Garden of Wales!  We’re exhibiting along with several other orchid growers from all around europe and it should be a good event.  You can also visit the Botanic Garden’s event page for full details on this event.

Along with our exhibit we will be giving a lecture on our latest expedition to the Sikkim Himalayas.  So, If you’re on this side of the country and don’t get up to London to see us, this is the perfect oppertunity to pop over and say hello!

The event is open from the 5th to 6th of September.  We’ll see you there!

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日本語が話せますか?

No, that’s what I thought!

A couple of years ago now the orchid project was featured on Japanese TV.  The film crews were with us for two days and we had great fun.  This video would have been uploaded earlier but it was lost, found, lost again then found but not allowed to upload to YouTube!  Finally I’ve done it (well done Dan who suggested the idea) and it’s now availible to watch in it’s full, 20 minute glory, in the media libraries.

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Films for Learning

A bit of a late upload but oh well – it’s relevant!  Quite a while ago we had a day with Films for learning, a project that allowed students from outside the orchid project to come and spend a day filming us at work.  It was great fun for all involved and everything in the four films now in the media libraries, yep, including the music, was designed, created and put together in less than the 6 hour school day!

Have a look through the media libraries for a “Films for orchid learning” insight into our micropropagation techniques!

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