Introducing Buttercup

It has not yet been mentioned on here the arrival of Simon’s new van. After saying our farewells to the old van which has taken ourselves and plants to many shows, Simon has brought a bigger van. The van is bright yellow hence the name ‘Buttercup’ and I’m sure we will now have no trouble finding it in car parks! This larger van has been very useful in the transportation of our huge pile of wood to Hampton Court as well as some of our monstrous orchids including Prosthechea radiata and Aerides houlettiana.



Orchid Project at the Launch of new Royal Society report

Today is the launch of the Royal Society’s Vision report for the future of science and maths education and Writhlington has been involved through student Zoe Barnes and teacher Simon Pugh-Jones.
The pair were invited to a breakfast meeting at the House of Lords, with parliamentarians and leading scientists, where Zoe started the meeting by describing her experience of science education. Lord Robert Winston described Zoe’s contribution as very significant and likely to have a big influence of future uk science policy. Well done Zoe.
The day continued with a personal tour of the House of Lords by Robert Winston, a working lunch at the Royal Society and participation in the public launch event in Central London.
A tiring day but an excellent opportunity to meet people and develop our network of supporting scientists.