Awards at BOC

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:

scaphosepalum-verrucosumScaphosepalum verrucosum – Best Pleuro

dendrochilum-cobbianumDendrochilum cobbianum – best Coelogyne

aerangis-biloba Aerangis biloba Рbest Angraecoid

oberonia-miniataOberonia miniata-Best any othercoelogyne-ovalisCoelogyne ovalis- 2nd Coelognyeoncidium-cristatumOncidium cristatum- Best Oncidinae



British Orchid Congress Norwich


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.


Display all planted


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.



Aquarium week

cloud-smallThis week is Aquarium week as we again team up with Wendy and Matt at the Bristol Aquarium to build a second permanent display.

Last week we met at the school to plan the exhibit and the photo shows Issy and Tallis with Wendy and Matt in Cool Americas choosing plants for the display.

Wendy and Matt have started to build the display structures at the Aquarium (see below) and we can’t wait for Thursday when a team from Writhlington will take over plants and start fixing them in place.