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It was during the Writhlington Orchid Festival that we realised just how much we loved opening up the greenhouses to the public.  It was great fun and we decided that we need to do it more often – to give you a chance to see all of the orchids that we grow at school, and not just the few that happen to be in flower for a show!

This gave rise to our brand new ‘Upcoming Events‘ page!  Every date you could possibly need, it’s basically your one-stop for orchid events at Writhington (and further afield).



Yesterday was pose for photos day at the orchid project. We had the chairs of both Bath and North East Somerset Council and Norton Radstock Town Council with us to present our Britain in bloom trophy (hurrah!)

Britain in bloom awards
Orchid project smile for the cameras

Our award was the South West TV cup for outstanding project. Well done everyone.


If you live in or near Bristol, don’t miss this event

This thursday (7th October) teacher Simon Pugh-Jones will be presenting the 2010 Annals of Botany Lecture at the University Of Bristol. In the lecture Simon will talk about the origin, development and the overseas projects of the Writhlington School Orchid Project. There will also be students on hand to answer questions and sell you thier plants. For more information and details about how to buy a ticket visit the Bristol University Botanic Gardens website

Orchid project at large