Orchids: 9 February - 10 March 2013 - This festival has now finished
Suffering from the winter blues or desperate to escape the cold and dreary weather? Brighten up winter with a burst of colour as the Princess of Wales Conservatory is transformed into a sea of exotic orchids. Extended until Mother's Day - 10 March 2013
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Browse our stunning gallery of orchids and then enjoy many of them up-close at Kew Gardens.
Introducing Orchids at Kew Gardens
A four week celebration of this glorious group of plants.
Orchids at Kew Gardens will give you the opportunity to walk through archways of ornate flowers and to take-in towering pillars of stunning floral displays. Our water-borne centre piece features a tribute to the mighty Victoria amazonica, with a creative interpretation that is not to be missed.
Get closer to orchids
Interested in learning more about orchids? You've come to the right place. As a world leader in plant science, Kew has a wealth of knowledge and expertise ready for you to access. If you're looking for hands-on practical tips on growing your own orchids, our 'Orchids for beginners' course is the perfect option. If you'd prefer to learn at home, our easy to access hints and tips include a plethora of orchid species profiles.
Treat your friends and family with our tropical afternoon tea - special menu during Orchids 2013
Choose from three of the following and a tea or coffee
* Mini heart Victoria sponge cakes
* Passion fruit and kiwi tartlets
* Chocolate and cardamom brownies
* Blackberry and pistachio mojito fairy cakes
* Lemon and vanilla fairy cakes
* Battenburg cake with candied violets
Divine hot chocolate
To keep the chill out and spice things up, we also have an exciting hot chocolate station in Victoria Plaza cafe:
* Add chilli, nutmeg, fresh ginger, whipped cream, lemons, limes or oranges for a chocolate drink with plenty of zest
More winter specials
* Roasted winter vegetable curry with spiced rice, slow cooked Moroccan lamb shanks or chicken, roasted beetroot, carrot and toasted sesame salad
Holding a special event?
Home to Orchids 2013 our Princess of Wales Conservatory is the ideal event space.
For information regarding event packages and availability please contact:
Kew Gardens Events Team
Tel: 020 8332 5641
Fabulous products to purchase online
Browse our online shop for gifts and products exclusive to Kew.
Treat yourself to something from Kew's online shop with ranges including jewellery, homeware and of course, essentials for gardeners.
Don't forget we also sell a great range of high quality prints and books, including a great Orchid themed selection.
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