Inspired by the beauty of Madagascar.

Collage of native flora and fauna of Madagascar


3 February to 3 March 2024


Princess of Wales Conservatory, Kew Gardens


Included with entry to the Gardens. 

You must book a time slot to be admitted to Orchids.

Add on your Orchids time slot when you book your ticket to the Gardens.

Our annual orchid festival at Kew Gardens is a celebration of vibrant flora to brighten up the winter months. 

This year, we look to Madagascar with its stunning natural beauty and incredible biodiversity – become enchanted by a land of striking contrast, from spiny forests to succulent woodlands; and a menagerie of the most unique wildlife on Earth.

Don’t miss the extraordinary giraffe weevils! Explore installations of extinct species and keep an eye out for ring tailed lemurs high up in the trees above you.

Did you know? Madagascar is home to some of the world’s rarest plant species, with over 14,000 of its plants found nowhere else in the world. 

See our central horticultural display at the heart of the Princess of Wales Conservatory, alongside some of the Malagasy orchids that we care for at Kew. And be transported to our conservation centre in Madagascar where our scientists conduct vital research to protect the native plants and wildlife.

Discover what's on offer at this years' Orchids festival

Orchid festival
Orchid festival © RBG Kew

Please note that buggies are not permitted in the Princess of Wales Conservatory during Orchids.

Make the most of your visit

After you’ve enjoyed your day at Orchids, discover Kew all year round and enjoy the benefits of priority booking, discounts and exclusive access with a Kew membership.

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Mobility scooters are not permitted in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, but we can provide wheelchairs for visitors to use on arrival. 

Please note that not all of the glasshouse is wheelchair accessible, but all locations pertaining to the orchids festival are.

Accessibility at Kew

Supported by Cazenove Capital

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