Celebrate the colour of Columbia at Kew Orchid Festival

Escape the dreary winter with Kew's annual Festival of Orchids. We are thrilled to be teaming up with Kew Botanic Gardens as part of the orchid festival to create the magic of the Barranquilla Carnival with workshops in festival headdress making, drumming and dance. Join us at the After Hours events and throughout half term to get involved and join the hourly half-term carnival parade.

Colombia is the world's most biodiverse country, experience the beauty through a spectacular ensemble of orchid-laden displays along a curated route. The flagship display is a carnival of animals, depicting a toucan in flight, a hanging sloth and a swimming turtle. A surprise around every corner, you'll spot hundreds of colourful butterflies suspended from the glass ceiling and a floating golden-yellow display to honour the legend of El Dorado. Colombia has 4,270 species of orchids alone. Together with its sprawling landscape of tropical beaches to snow-capped mountains, Colombia is the perfect inspiration for our vibrant festival.

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Half Term Workshops: 16 – 24 February, 10.30am till 4pm

After Hours Events: 6pm and 7.30pm

  • 14 – 15 February
  • 28 February
  • 1, 7 and 8 March

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