Orchid Festival 2016

Many thanks to all those who helped make Saturday’s Orchid Festival such a success.

Our visiting orchid societies put on some outstanding displays full of interesting plants and a bonus display by Kelvin Bush of his miniature plants growing in glass spheres. Chantelle offered a fantastic array of orchid species and hybrids for sale and Dino added interest by publicising his fantastic Wild Orchid and Culture Tour.

The volunteer team did a fantastic job and I have been inundated with thanks to pass on to the food team, Jacob and Jess for their talks, and the whole student team for their enthusiasm, knowledge and entertaining tours.tour-2 tour-1 displays glass-balls


Bristol University Pollination Day

Thanks to the team at the Bristol University Botanic Gardens for organising this year’s event and making Writhlington students so welcome. Well done to to Issy, Jess, Tallis, Chloe and adult helpers Sarah, Gareth, Annie and Gareth’s mum for making our display such a hit with visitors. I have had lots of people asking me to congratulate Jess, Chloe and Tallis for their very professional lectures on the Orchid Project and Rwanda Expedition.


Curator Nick Wray with Chloe and Tallis in front of their display on Sunday.


Writhlington Orchid Festival 10th September 2016

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Just 19 days until the next Writhlington Orchid Festival. We have visiting societies (Devon, South West, Bristol, Cornwall and Somerset/Dorset & Wilts) and trade (Chantelle Orchids) all set to go as well as tours of the greenhouses, a Phalaenopsis potting service, talks and refreshments. Book the date and tell your friends – see you there.