Grow and learn about orchids - courses, hints and tips from Kew.
Discover the popular orchid family with Kew's experts. We've specialist publications in addition to a great course for beginners and lots of online orchid profiles. Plus, to really deepen your knowledge, why not take one of our tropical nursery tours and enjoy a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the festival?
Course: Orchids for beginners
In spring each year we run courses where you can spend a day with Kew experts and learn how to grow your own orchids.
Learn more about the orchid family
Interesting facts about orchids, from the smallest at 3mm tall, to the largest at over 20m in length.
Read more about Kew's work with orchids, study our species profiles and discover lots of fascinating facts along the way!
Get more flowers on your orchids
Watch and learn how your orchids can produce more flowers.
Enjoyed this short video? Head over to our official YouTube channel for more hints and tips.
Botanical art at Kew Gardens
Ever visited the Marianne North Gallery?
Featuring over 900 species of plant including many orchids, the gallery contains a stunning collection of botanical artworks. Be sure to include a visit as part of your next day out at Kew.
Kew's orchids publications
Browse a collection of orchid publications
Kew Publication, 'Growing Hardy Orchids' by Philip Seaton, Phillip Cribb, Margaret Ramsay & John Haggar.
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