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Orchids Kew


Our annual Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens is a celebration of vibrant flora to brighten up the winter months. 

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

Don’t miss the extraordinary giraffe weevils! Explore installations of extinct species and keep an eye out for ring tailed lemurs high up in the trees above you.

Did you know? Madagascar is home to some of the world’s rarest plant species, with over 14,000 of its plants found nowhere else in the world. 

See our central horticultural display at the heart of the Princess of Wales Conservatory, alongside some of the Malagasy orchids that we care for at Kew. And be transported to our conservation centre in Madagascar where our scientists conduct vital research to protect the native plants and wildlife.


Orchids After Hours

9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24 February 2024

6pm to 10pm (last entry 9pm)

Enjoy exclusive access to the tropical paradise of the Princess of Wales Conservatory as we celebrate Madagascar. Wander among the vibrant displays of colourful orchids beautifully lit, while enjoying food, drink, music and talks.


Orchids Quiet Sessions

9, 16, 23 February and 1 March 2024

11am and 11.30am

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

Guide Prices

Included with entry to the Gardens.
Add on your time slot to Orchids when you book your ticket to the Gardens.

Book Tickets Online



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Orchids (weekend slots SOLD OUT)

Type:Wildlife & Nature Event

Kew Gardens, Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AB

Tel: 020 8332 5655

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