Held in the Princess of Wales Conservatory each year, the Orchid Festival is a fantastic opportunity to see some of the most beautiful Thai orchids in the world. There will be opportunities to learn about the naming of orchids as well as the preservation of endangered species from Kew’s specialist scientists.
Free talks will be held at 12 noon and 2pm on the 24th and 25th of Feb as well as the 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th of March with tales of learning and adventure from scientists as well as giving tips on how to care for the flowers at home.
There will be Thai crafts and creations to admire including an orchid palace, umbrellas and a Thai cart on loan from Thailand’s embassy in London. On weekends there will be Thai food and musical performances at 1pm and 3pm.
The event itself is free, but you do have to pay for entry to the gardens. you can save a pound per ticket if you book in advance.
|Venue:||Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew|
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|Access:||0.8 km from Kew Gardens|