Well, it’s now official! The new school greenhouses are now open! We’re having a great time here at the orchid festival; We’ve got orchids, talks, tours, tombola and lots of cake!
We’ve come up with a schedule of lectures and main events for the Writhlington Orchid Festival. Tours shall be operating throughout the day as well as refreshments in the dining room. All times may be subject to change.
10:00 am – Open to the Public
10:30 am – Luke Barnes
11:30 am – Official opening & Ribbon cutting
12:30 am – Zoe Barnes & Zoë Parfitt
1:30 pm – Simon Pugh-Jones
2:30 pm – Zoe Barnes
3:30 pm – Bonus talk: to be announced
4:00 pm – Close
If you were having a look at the Webcams today, you’ll have noticed a hive of activity in the Greenhouse! That’s because today is the school’s Open Evening, a night where the school dresses up in a suit and tie and persuades all of the year 6 students that Writhlington is the place to come.
We, too, get to show off the best of the orchid project, and test things like the practicality of opening up the greenhouses to lots of people. Good news is, it seems to work! 25th is looking more and more exciting the closer it gets, and we enjoyed the evening event so much, we may have some more in the future! Watch this space.
We have recently had a very special new arrival to the Orchid Project – a Telephone! With the orchid festival fast approaching, you can now, once again, get in contact with us by phone. Contact details on the contact page.
Thanks once again for bearing with us until now, hopefully all problems are now in the past!
We have a new poster for the Writhlington Autumn Orchid Festival! Please feel free to print it out and paste as many as you like around your village, town etc. This new, improved version features Vanda coerulea and a map of the local, surrounding area to assist in getting to Writhlington School.
See you there!