February half-term: The quest for the blue orchid
Follow in the footsteps of an intrepid botanist this February half-term.
In 1938, British scientist Evelyn Cheesman discovered a unique sight; a beautiful blue orchid at the edge of a volcano in Indonesia.
She brought the flower back to London, where it was forgotten for almost one hundred years.
Until 2013, when a Kew scientist found her specimen and identified it as an entirely new species.
This blue orchid (Dendrobium azureum) is a rare find in the wild, but we know it's out there, waiting to be found...
Come on our quest, decipher clues and locate the mysterious blue orchid with our interactive trail and theatrical experience.