Orchids After Hours

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

Colourful orchids against a background of baobab trees and lemurs against an evening sky


Friday 9 February 2024

Saturday 10 February 2024

Friday 16 February 2024

Saturday 17 February 2024

Friday 23 February 2024

Saturday 24 February 2024


6pm to 10pm (last entry 9pm)


Princess of Wales Conservatory, Kew Gardens

Entry through Jodrell Gate, Kew Road



Discover a new side to Kew at Orchids After Hours.

Enjoy exclusive access to the tropical paradise of the Princess of Wales Conservatory as we celebrate Madagascar. Wander among the vibrant displays of colourful orchids beautifully lit, and enjoy live music, dance and poetry performances, cooking demonstrations and talks by Kew scientists.

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Orchids After Hours © RBG Kew


Four men pose with a drum set, a guitar and traditional Malagasy hats and accessories


  • An exuberant and joyful Malagasy band, the Boriza Brothers.
  • Live performances from artist, singer/songwriter and performer Rasoanaivo Hanitrarivo and poet and illustrator Vaonarivo Brown throughout the evening.
  • Enjoy learning about the traditional cuisine of Madagascar with cooking demos by Lilia’s Kitchen.
  • Science and horticultural talks from Kew experts.

Plus delicious traditional Malagasy dishes and cocktails will be available for purchase.

All performances and talks are included in the ticket price. Suitable for adults (18+) only.

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Supported by Cazenove Capital

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Collage of native flora and fauna of Madagascar


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