Orchids Festival at Kew Gardens

Orchids Festival at Kew Gardens

Join us for a celebration of Thailand’s vibrant plant life and culture at Kew’s Orchids Festival. 10 February to 11 March 2018.

Plan your winter escape with a visit to Kew’s 23rd annual Orchids Festival, where you can bask in the tropical paradise of the Princess of Wales Conservatory.

Immerse yourself in a celebration of Thailand’s vibrant colours, culture, and magnificent plant life.

Admire handcrafted Thai umbrellas, an exquisite Bang Pa-In inspired orchid palace and a special Thai cart on loan from Thailand’s embassy in London.

Learn about the significance of orchids in Thai cuisine, medicine and culture.


Thai orchids display

Enjoy our specially curated display of Thai orchid species.

Find out how Kew scientists are involved in describing and naming orchids, as well as helping to save endangered plant species.

Weekends – meet Kew’s experts

24, 25 February and 3, 4, 10, 11 March
12 noon and 2pm

Discover more about Thailand and orchids with a series of talks by Kew’s horticulturists and scientists.

Hear about botanical adventures in Thailand, and get top tips for looking after your orchids at home.

Weekends – live music and authentic Thai food

Treat yourself to some authentic street food such as chicken or tofu pad thai, and red chicken curry with coriander and jasmine rice.

Relax and enjoy our live Thai music performances at 1pm and 3pm.