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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Orchid displays to mark reopening

Orchid display
Orchid displays in the east corridor of the glasshouses
Exotic orchids have been put on display at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden to mark the reopening of its restored glass houses.

Purple, white and pink blooms include slipper and moth orchids, vivid dendrobium and paler cymbidium species.

Staff are also providing guidance on growing these flowers at home.

The show includes flowers that conceal trap and trigger mechanisms designed to attract a wide range of pollinators including moths and beetles.

Rob Brett, glasshouse supervisor, said: "This will be our most spectacular orchid display yet."


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