The orchid festival is back, celebrating the magnificent biodiversity of Indonesia, the land of 17,000 islands.

A colourful illustration featuring Indonesia orchids, orangutans, volcanos and other flora.


Extended until 15 March

Saturday 8 February – Sunday 15 March 2020


Princess of Wales Conservatory


Included with entry to the Gardens. Book your timeslot when you buy your tickets.

Tickets and timeslots explained

Orchids is included with your entry ticket. When you're buying your entry online, don't forget to add on a festival ticket during checkout. 

Buy your ticket to Kew Gardens 

If you already have a ticket, or if you're a member, you can book a timeslot to the orchid festival. 

Add on your timeslot to Orchids

Immerse yourself in the tropics this winter by exploring the wonders of Indonesia in our 25th annual orchid festival. 

Rainforests and volcanoes are brought to life inside the Princess of Wales Conservatory through an exotic array of vibrant orchid displays.

Over 5,000 species of orchids can be found in Indonesia, alongside the staggering wildlife found nowhere else on earth. 

Come see a celebration of the cultural and natural diversity that is scattered across the country's archipelago of 17,504 islands, and the scientific discovery being made by Kew's intrepid scientists. 

Bringing the kids to Orchids on a weekend or at half-term? Look out for one of our friendly Volunteer Explainers; learn fun stories about Indonesia and pick up learning cards to keep the adventure going all day long.

We have a host of After hours events featuring Indonesian music and cuisine and expert talks. Or you can go behind the scenes with our exclusive Orchid Nursery tour and Tropical Nursery tour, or discover orchids in botanical art at our galleries.

Become a member of Kew Gardens 

As a member, you'll get unlimited visits to the Gardens, and exclusive access to events and discounts, all whilst supporting our vital science and conservation work.

Join as a member 

A young woman touches the orchids on display

Orchids: After hours

Explore the orchid festival after dark in our specially curated evening events taking you into the world of Kew and Indonesia.

Explore Orchids after dark