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.


Saturday 8 February – Sunday 8 March 2020


Princess of Wales Conservatory


Included with entry to the Gardens. Book your timeslot when you buy your ticket or join as a member.

Immerse yourself in the tropics this winter by exploring the wonders of Indonesia through Kew's iconic 25th annual orchid festival. 

Rainforests and volcanoes will be 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. 

This year's festival is 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. 

We have a host of After hours events, half-term and weekend activities featuring Indonesian music and cuisine, and expert talks. Go behind the scenes with our exclusive of our Orchid Nursery tour  and Tropical Nursery tour.

Book your free timeslot to the festival when you buy your ticket to Kew Gardens.

How do the timeslots work?

A selection of early-bird tickets will be available in the run-up to Orchids. 

From Monday 27 January 2020, we will release more ticketed timeslots each Monday. The final week's tickets will be released on 24 February 2020. 

A limited number of walk-up tickets will be available on the day from the Princess of Wales Conservatory. Please note, you will not be able to book a timeslot for walk-up tickets. 

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 

Already got your ticket?

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

Add on your timeslot to Orchids

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

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