Orchids display at Kew

February half-term at Kew

Enjoy hands-on activities for all the family as part of Kew's Orchids Festival. Join our silk dye workshop, try on traditional Thai clothing and learn how rice is grown. 10 to 18 February.

Kew horticulturist installing the Orchids Festival

Caring for your orchids

Horticulturist Elisa Biondi takes a break from installing Kew's Orchids Festival to share her top tips on how to care for your windowsill orchids.

Orchids Festival at Kew

Behind the scenes tour: Orchid Nursery

A rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and discover where Kew specialists grow some of our more unusual orchids. Thursdays 15 and 22 February & 1 and 8 March 2018.

Neoregelia cyanea bromeliad

Behind the scenes tour: Tropical Nursery

A rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and discover where Kew specialists grow the plants for our ornamental displays. Saturdays 10, 17 and 24 February & 3 and 10 March 2018.

Orchids Festival at Kew

Kew After Hours: Orchids Festival

Join us after hours for exclusive experiences including Thai dance performances, massage and spa treatments, cocktails and insect-tasting. Over 18s only. 15, 16, 22, 23 February and 1, 2 March 2018.

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.

The large frilled white blooms of Coelogyne cristata have a golden yellow throat (Image: L. Gardiner).

Orchid treasures of the Sikkim Himalayas

Lauren Gardiner, Research Fellow in Conservation Science at Kew, reveals some of the intriguing orchids that can be found in the remote Indian state of Sikkim.

Vanda 'Pakchong Blue' (Image: CC by S-A 3.0).

Vanda-ful vandas

Lauren Gardiner, Research Fellow in Conservation Science at Kew, treats us to a glimpse of these incredibly diverse Asian orchids.

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