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Past festivals and events at Kew Gardens

Browse our archive and find out about previous festivals and events at Kew Gardens.

Intoxication Season 2014

Intoxication Season branded promo

From Class A to every day. Intoxication plants arrived at Kew for the 2014 autumn festival. 

Intoxication Season


Kew the Music 2014

The audience enjoying their picnics while listening to Chas and Dave. Photo by Andrew McRobb

The line-up for the 2014 outdoor picnic concert included Elvis Costello, Björn Again, Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Band,Simple Minds and Bill Bailey. Details for next year's concert coming soon.



Orchids 2014

Sugar and spice orchid hybrid <i>Phalaenopsis</i> from Kew's Orchid Festival<br>

Every year Kew brings some tropical colour to winter with its annual orchids festival. The spectacular display is found in the Princess of Wales Conservatory and runs for a month during February and March.

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Christmas at Kew 2013

The illuminated trial of Christmas at Kew 2013

During Christmas 2013 we opened our doors after dark for the very first time, taking visitors on a magical journey along an illuminated trail through the Gardens. With its boutique market and Victorian carousel, Christmas at Kew offered festive fun for all the family.

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IncrEdibles Tutti Frutti Boating Experience

The IncrEdibles festival was a voyage of exploration through the fascinating world of edible plants. It ran from 25 May to 3 November 2013. Among the many attractions was the Tutti Frutti boating experience on the Palm House pond.

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Kew the Movies

Kew the Movies outside the Kew Palace

Kew the Movies is our annual summertime open-air cinema which shows a selection of classic films in the beautiful surroundings of Kew Gardens and Wakehurst.

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