About Us

Orchid Alchemy is a family business located in the United Kingdom that was founded in 2006. We specialise in raising orchids from seed and mostly grow species but also produce a few hybrids which we believe will produce exciting and consistent progeny. As well as offering established young plants raised from seed we also provide a flasking service for growers of tropical and hardy orchids. Our specialist knowledge and experience of germinating and growing orchids from seed gives you the opportunity to propagate a favourite species or breed your own award winning hybrids.

My partner and I are scientifically trained in plant tissue culture having spent a number of years working in academic research laboratories such as the John Innes Centre. We became interested in orchids in the late 1980's and then I decided to pursue a career with orchids and was awarded the Eric Young Orchid Scholarship. I underwent training at The Royal Horticultural Society Garden Wisley, The Royal Botanic Garden Kew and then ran the orchid-breeding programme at Stonehurst Nurseries in West Sussex.

Covid 19 update;

As the postal services are still working effectively we are still able to process orders and send plants safely within the UK, other EU countries will be assessed on an individual basis.