Why is Wyld Court Orchid home to be found here on a site devoted to the commercial raising or orchids and micropropagating plants?
As someone who enjoyed working at Wyld Court Orchids during the mid 1970's I have found many people ask me about this legendary nursery and its plants. Whenever the subject of Lycastes or Angulocaste breeding arises the subject turns to Wyld Court. People want to see and learn more about the nursery and plants and this seems a good way to give better access - now that Wyld Court Orchids has closed at Hampstead Norreys in Berkshire.
Indeed many people in the UK are still growing orchids that originated from this nursery as we had country wide orchid customers.
A good way perhaps to address this issue is to put the format into a website. There is no official Wyld Court Orchids web site and there is no web site for the orchids in Madeira, so it has been up to TQPL to put the information in the public domain.
The subject of orchids in Madeira regularly arises, and the address of Boa Vista Orchids is listed here too.
If you ask me personally to make a choice of my favorite orchids it is a very difficult one, as it is probably the one that is in bloom at that particular point in time. If I narrow it down to what was at Wyld Court it is a close thing between Paphiopedilum rothschildianum 'Wyld Court' a superb dark clone that rarely was seen in bloom and Lycaste Virgo 'Bristol' This plant gained it prestigious recognition at the British Orchid Congress in Bristol 1975 where it won best in class.
Orchids are seductive plants and provide a lifetime of learning for those that take up the challenge. I do hope that all that read this will take the time to find out more about these plants and I am sure you will enjoy your new found interest for years to come and wish you the best of growing.