Orchids Festival at Kew
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Behind the scenes tour: Orchid Nursery

A rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and discover where Kew specialists grow some of our more unusual orchids. Thursdays 15 and 22 February & 1 and 8 March 2018.

Event details

Thursdays 15 and 22 February & 1 and 8 March 2018, 1.30 and 2.15pm

Meet outside Kew Palace.


£10 booking essential. Price includes admission to the Orchid Nursery behind the scenes tour only. A separate day ticket to Kew Gardens must be purchased for entry.

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On the tour

Take this opportunity to discover more about Kew's Nurseries and learn how we grow and nurture the orchids used in the permanent displays in our glasshouses. See areas of the Gardens not normally open to the public.

  • Come behind the scenes to explore the nursery and get an insight into the work of our horticulturalists.
  • Explore the areas where Kew grows the plants for displaying in our glasshouses.
  • Learn how rare orchids are grown and nurtured.
  • Find out about Kew's conservation work and how we're helping to save endangered species.

Guided tour round the Orchid Nursery

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