I was born and have lived in northwest London all of my life.
From a young age I always remember playing in parks local to me such as Hampstead Heath and Regents Park, coming into contact with nature.
From the magnificent Oak trees hundreds of years old, to the beautiful varieties of shrubs and flowers, fascinated me.
Whilst maintaining an interest in the natural world, I came across Orchid plants. Warming to them and startled by their elegance I soon had my home filled with different species.
With some further investigation, I began to learn about their place of origin and their natural habitat.
To my amazement there are over 25,000 species, that are split into approximately 750 separate genera, which thrive in growth today, all over the globe.
Something special had begun, I had entered the colourful world of Orchids.