We have had a very successful morning at the British Orchid Congress with a number of awards for plants. Our rosette winners are shown below:
We arrived at Norwich yesterday and spent the first four hours putting up our display – which looks amazing. Well done to Jess, Chloe, Jacob and Annie.
Preview evening last night gave us a chance to look around at all the orchid diversity here and meet up with our orchid friends from across the Uk and Europe. Today we are up early for Judgind – Jacob’s first time as a qualified judge and Jess’ first time as a trainee.
After a hard but enjoyable day’s work the new Bristol Aquarium Cloud Forest Orchid Display is all planted and ready for us to add information names and interactive activities.
The display includes fifty five orchid species and these are grouped by pollinator – Bee, butterfly, moth, humming bird, ant, fly and midge/gnat. If you want to see which species are in each section you will have to visit the Aquarium.
With two large permanent orchid displays the Bristol Aquarium is quite an orchid attraction – the bonus is you also get to see some fish!
Well done again to the team; Laura, Hannah, Zea, Chloe, Jacob, Georgia and Simon from Writhlington/Mendip, and Matt and Wendy from the Aquarium.
It is lunch time at the Aquarium and the new orchid display is well under way after a busy morning. Zea, Laurah and Hannah have finished the section devoted to orchid species pollinated by small insects like gnats and midges. This includes lots of cool growing miniatures.
More to follow as the display develops.