The Orchid Review back issues

Revisit the 2017 highlights of The Orchid Review and explore the world of orchids with a look back at cultivation advice, scientific findings, orchid exploration, in-depth plant profiles, news, reviews, shows and awards celebrating the world’s most alluring flowers

March 2017

  • 125 years of The Orchid Review – Clare and John Hermans begin a series celebrating the world’s oldest orchid periodical by looking at how it was formed
  • Wild orchids of Kent – sharing his orchid finds, Peter Sander discovers many of the UK’s 56 native orchid species have settled in the Garden of England
  • Exploring Yunnan’s botanical treasures – Susanne Masters and Amy Hinsley find wild orchids in situ and for sale in this botanically diverse Chinese province

June 2017

  • Keeping the doctor away – demand for Dendrobium in traditional Chinese medicine has had a devastating effect on the plant reveals Peter O’Byrne
  • Lord Grey of Gorby and Specklinia grobyi – Steve Manning describes a small but attractive orchid species and discusses its fascinating history
  • 27th Japan Grand Prix – a look at the spectacular displays and prizewinners from the International Orchid Festival held in the Tokyo Dome

September 2017

  • Rediscovery of Vanilla montana – Ong Poh Teck on the search for a rare Vanilla – and its rediscovery more than 100 years after it was first described
  • Glasgow Botanic Gardens Orchid Fair – a historic glasshouse was the perfect setting for the Scottish Orchid Society’s event reports Alan Mackenzie
  • 125 years of The Orchid Review – Clare and Johan Hermans continue their series and look at the challenges the journal’s editors faced in the 1970s

December 2017

  • Orchid exhibits at the RHS Flower Shows – a round-up of all the medals and awards for orchid exhibits at the flower shows in 2017
  • Finding new Cynorkis species in Madagascar – Clare and Johan Hermans relate their adventure searching for the largest-flowered Cynorkis
  • Reflections on orchid conservation methods – a personal view of conservation projects around the world, here Marilyn Light shares her experiences

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