Great news from the European Orchid Congress – Writhlington has won Best Amateur Exhibit (presented in this photo by the President of the RHS) Well done to all the team here in London and back at school. We were also awarded an RHS Gold Medal with 16 points out if 16 for a flawless display, interactive education activities and information.
This is a picture of our plant display and our propagation lab where we will be running workshops through out the show. We also have an orchid hunt activity and an orchid quiz.
Final preparations are now in place for the European Orchid Show in London next week and our two partners have arrived from Rwanda. Nathan and Tonny will be working with us at the EOC and in school the week after next. Today was a chance to recover from a long flight and visit Bath.
Here are Rosie, Emily and Chloe with their stand. The laminar flow cabinet allows them to demonstrate their laboratory work isolating mycorrhizae from common spotted orchid, using it to germinate orchid seed and testing it for cryogenic storage in liquid nitrogen.