Orchids quiet sessions

Reduced capacity sessions for our visitors with additional needs

Collage of native flora and fauna of Madagascar

Date and time

9 February 2024

16 February 2024

23 February 2024

1 March 2024

11am and 11.30am


Princess of Wales Conservatory, Kew Gardens


Included with entry to the Gardens

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

Enjoy this years Orchids festival with reduced crowds in our quiet sessions for our disabled and neurodiverse visitors.

We are closing the Princess of Wales Conservatory to the public to allow visitors with special educational needs, disabilities like Autism Spectrum Condition, conditions like dementia, and/or sensory processing needs to have a more comfortable visit.

During the quiet sessions, we will be permitting fewer people than our usual time slots and ensuring easy access to avoid potentially stressful queues.

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


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

Collage of native flora and fauna of Madagascar


Inspired by the beauty of Madagascar.