Eight of course!...from left to right, Zoe, Caroline, Luke, Katie, Zoe, Matthew, Clancy and Tom...and didn't they do it well? The ribbon ended up in ribbons, the crowds flooded in, and the Writhlington Orchid Centre was well and truly open.It was definately a special day. Writhlington's link scientist from RGB Kew, Dr Lauren Gardiner summed it up, saying, "This is the begining of the next phase for
the orchid project as the new facilities will allow students to
train others in laboratory propagation techniques. This process
not only shares useful skills but allows young people to
gain valuable experience and confidence through the teaching
process. This confidence was very apparent in the younger students
who presented public lectures about their work at the festival."