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  • Orchids 2016 Experience a spectacular carnival of dazzling Brazilian colours
  • Photo of field identification with Jonathan Timberlake
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Step inside our tropical paradise

Kew’s Princess of Wales Conservatory has been transformed into a vibrant celebration of Brazil’s plant life and habitats.

More about the Orchids festival

During February half-term you can also enjoy carnival-inspired activities.

Half-term activities

Kew Science blog

Image showing pirogues in the upper reaches of the Maroni, confronting a blockage caused by fallen trees (Photo: W. Milliken)
4 February 2016
Kew’s Orchid Festival, opening this week with a Brazilian theme, features a new short film following an expedition along the French Guiana-Brazil border. The film examines how modern techniques and equipment, coupled with old-fashioned exploration, can help fill voids in our knowledge of the Amazon flora.
Image showing Some of Britain’s most rarely recorded fungi: [clockwise] Geastrum marginatum, Tulostoma niveum, Thyronectria roseovirens, Hypocreopsis lichenoides.
1 February 2016
Brian Douglas describes how the Lost and Found Fungi project at Kew aims to help develop British fungal conservation, by trying to find out which “lost” species are truly extinct and which species are simply under-recorded due to lack of survey work.

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Top things to do

Inside the Davies Alpine House

Be inspired, admire, learn and have fun at Kew Gardens

Wedding venues

Tables and flowers are set out in the Orangery in this pretty pastel themed wedding reception

An unforgettable wedding in the unique Kew Gardens

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Family in Princess of Wales Conservatory

Enjoy unlimited access to Kew and Wakehurst (photo: Megan Taylor)

Visit Wakehurst

Kew's country garden in the High Weald of Sussex

Book of the month

A guide to Growing windowsill orchids by Philip Seaton

Science at Kew

Photo of Jodrell Wolfson Wing

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