Kew Orchid Festival

£20.00 – £24.00

Kew Orchid Festival is an annual event at the Princess of Wales Conservatory in Kew Gardens. People come from all over to see some of the world’s most beautiful orchids. This year’s event takes place February 3rd–March 3rd 2024.

What’s on at Kew Orchid Festival

Kew Orchids
Photo by Ines Stuart Davidson

This year’s festival is dedicated to the biodiversity of Madagascar, home to some of the world’s rarest plant species; an incredible 14,000 of its native plants are found nowhere else in the world. For the full experience, grab an additional ticket for Orchids: After Hours. These evening events feature live music, dance and spoken word performances plus cooking demos, food tastings and cocktails.

Tickets for Kew Orchid Festival

Kew Orchid Festival
Photo by Kew

Entrance to the festival itself is free, but you’ll need to pay for entrance to the gardens; remember to book a timed entry slot for the Orchid Festival when you purchase your entrance to Kew Gardens.

Buy tickets here. There are good discounts to be had if you visit during the off-peak period before the end of January, with tickets starting at just £12.00.

It’s worth making a day of it. Kew Gardens is actually the largest botanic gardens in the world, so there’s plenty more to explore aside from the Orchid Festival.

Getting to Kew

Kew Gardens, the nearest station, is in Zone 3 and easily accessible by London Underground (District line), Overground and Train.

Kew Bridge station is slightly further, but still pretty close (800m). Trains run there from Waterloo via Vauxhall and Clapham Junction, however it does not have step free/lift access. Richmond has both, but you’ll need to take the 65 bus (direction of Ealing Broadway) to Lion or Victoria Gate.

Organisers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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