3 July 2013
The number of orchids has declined dramatically in recent years. The South Downs are one of the plant's last strongholds. And an ambitious project has been launched to boost their numbers.
Students at Plumpton College in Sussex are helping to raise thousands of orchid plants in nurseries so they can be re-introduced into the wild. Watch Malcolm Shaw's report.
Learn more about our history
Since the original 400-acre College farm was bought back in 1919, Plumpton College has certainly seen a lot of changes.