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  • Orchids 2016 Experience a spectacular carnival of dazzling Brazilian colours
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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.

During the festival, Kew experts will give fascinating talks about plant hunting, Brazil, orchids, and Kew’s work.

More about the Orchids festival

Talks by Kew experts on 6 and 7 February

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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Woman and girl admiring pink flowers

A year's free entry to Kew and Wakehurst (photo: Megan Taylor)

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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

Wedding at Wakehurst Place

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

Flowers of Love colouring book by Sue Mason, book cover

A colouring book with a romantic theme inspired by nature

Science at Kew

Photo of coffee fruits in palm of hand

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