Orchids Festival 2018

Orchids Festival

Join us for a celebration of Thailand's vibrant plant life and culture at Kew's Orchids Festival. 10 February to 11 March 2018.

Event details

Saturday 10 February to Sunday 11 March 2018
Venue: 

Princess of Wales Conservatory, Kew Gardens

Price: 

Included with entry to the Gardens.
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A tropical paradise

Plan your winter escape with a visit to Kew’s 23rd annual Orchids Festival, where you can bask in the tropical paradise of the Princess of Wales Conservatory.

Immerse yourself in a celebration of Thailand’s vibrant colours, culture, and magnificent plant life. Enjoy our colourful floral displays, including a bright Vanda tunnel and arches decorated with orchids.

  • Admire handcrafted Thai umbrellas, an exquisite Bang Pa-In inspired orchid palace and a special Thai cart on loan from Thailand’s embassy in London.
  • Learn about the significance of orchids in Thai cuisine, medicine and culture.
  • Find out how Kew scientists are involved in describing and naming orchids, as well as helping to save endangered plant species.

Discover more by joining our tours, talks, courses and other orchid-related activities – or indulge yourself with an intimate evening visit during our popular Kew After Hours: Orchids Festival events


Pillar of orchids at Kew
Orchids Festival at Kew
Orchids festival at Kew
Orchids festival
Orchids Festival at Kew


Orchid books from Kew's online shop

The Book of Orchids

A life-size guide to six hundred species from around the world. Learn more about the remarkable and unexpected diversity and complexity of these beguiling plants.

Buy The Book of Orchids

The Book of Orchids

Growing Windowsill Orchids: Second edition

From elegant moth orchids to exquisite slipper orchids, discover all you need to know about successful orchid growing.

Buy Growing Windowsill Orchids

Growing Windowsill Orchids

Orchid: a cultural history

The extraordinary story of orchids and our prolific interest in them, featuring stunning illustrations from the Kew archives.

Buy Orchid: a cultural history

Orchid: a cultural history by Jim Endersby