Saturday, 2 February 2019

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - Don't miss out on Orchids

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Illustration of Orchids
There's just one week to go until the start of our 24th annual orchid festival, which runs from 9 February to 10 March.

Escape the cold and step inside the Princess of Wales Conservatory for a floral extravaganza like no other to celebrate the colour of Colombia. With a surprise around every corner, you'll spot hundreds of colourful butterflies suspended from the glass ceiling and a floating golden display to honour the legend of El Dorado.
Orchids: After Hours, various evenings from 14 February – 8 March
Image of a woman under an arch of orchids
A live Latin big band, Colombian dancers and expert talks on Colombian coffee makes for an extra special After Hours event. Find out more and book your tickets now.
Explore more of Orchids
Image of a father and child at Orchids
Orchids family activities
18 – 24 February, 10.30am - 4pm
Inspired by the Barranquilla Carnival, enjoy costume-making, drumming, dancing and more this half term.
Kew horticulturalist installing the orchid festival
Explore advice for orchid care
If the festival inspires you to grow your own orchids, discover top tips for looking after them from one of our expert horticulturalists.
Image of a Colombian Orchid
Colombia's most interesting orchids
There's over 25,000 species of orchids on Earth, with 4,270 species found in Colombia! Explore fascinating facts on Colombia's orchids with a Kew orchid expert.
Image of the GAIL's Colombian Chocolate Cookie
Discover GAIL's Colombian inspired cookie
Inspired by our orchid festival, for a limited time only, the GAIL’s bakers have created a delicious cookie using 65% Colombian chocolate. Enjoy this Colombian chocolate cookie in selected GAIL's stores across central and west London.
Browse our range of orchid gifts
Image of orchid products in the Kew Shop
Orchids shop range
Explore our range of orchid themed gifts, books and gardening tools. 
Image of The Orchid
The Orchid, £35
Discover the many intriguing stories of the orchid alongside 40 frameable art prints.