Orchids After Hours

A unique chance to celebrate the plants, art and culture of Cameroon.

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Dates

Friday 10 February 2023
Saturday 11 February 2023
Friday 17 February 2023 
Saturday 18 February 2023

Time

6pm to 10pm (last entry 9pm)

Location

Princess of Wales Conservatory, Kew Gardens

Entry through Jodrell Gate, Kew Road

Prices

Standard

Member: £17

Non-member: £19

Please note that this is an adults-only event

Immerse yourself in a celebration of Cameroon after dark at Orchids After Hours — an exuberant evening of live performances, cocktails, and cooking demonstrations.

Enjoy exclusive access to the tropical paradise of The Princess of Wales Conservatory and wander amongst the vibrant displays of colourful orchids.

With ten computer-controlled climate zones, the Princess of Wales Conservatory is a glassy labyrinth leading you through a series of fascinating ecosystems where you’ll enjoy:

  • Vibrant displays of colourful orchids
  • Live performances
  • Cooking demonstrations and food stalls
  • Cameroonian themed cocktails

Discover larger-than-life sculptures created by our team of expert horticulturists, hand-crafted from an amazing array of real, colourful orchids and plants.

Listen to live music curated by DJ SHEGOTSOUL and learn about the wonder of orchids from Kew experts while sipping a Cameroonian themed cocktail

DJ SHEGOTSOUL

Expect a sonic capitulation blend of Makossa, Bikutsi, Bend-skin, Assisoko. Funk-Garage, Mbolé and more. DJ SHEGOTSOUL’s experimental presentation provides a mixture of Cameroonian Sounds in showcasing the sonic traditions, origins, and magnetism of Cameroon’s rich music history.

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DJ SHEGOTSOUL © RBG Kew/Jeff Eden

Jungle Leez

Jungle Leez is an artist from Cameroon who grew up in France and now based in London. “Jungle” for the eclectic, coloured, powerful side of her universe, and” Leez”for the suave and sophisticated side . She defines her music as “Cosmic Soul”; a mix of diverse and varied styles such as Hip-Hop, Soul, Reggae, Pop, Nu -soul and House.

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Jungle Leez © Myriam Zouaki

New to Kew?

As a Kew member, you can enjoy unlimited visits to the Gardens and exclusive discounts on tickets for Orchids After Hours and more.

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Supported by Cazenove Capital

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Orchids

Inspired by the beauty and biodiversity of Cameroon, Kew's annual orchid festival is a vibrant celebration of colour and warmth to brighten up the winter months.