The annual Orchid Festival blooms again at Kew Gardens. One of the highlights of the botanical calendar, this is a chance to escape the chills of February for the tropical splendour of the Princess of Wales Conservatory.
Explore the exotic world of orchids and tropical plants as visitors are taken on a journey back in time. Learn more about rare botanical treasures through stories of intrepid missions by Victorian plant hunters and their modern day counterparts.
Orchids are among the world’s most desirable plants, with many collectors determined to acquire certain specimens at almost any cost. Witness some of the most beautiful examples as the conservatory is decked out with breathtaking plants and Edwardian cases.
Also featuring a plant-hunter’s camp and even floating canoes, this is a paradise for flower enthusiasts.