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The orchid festival 2020 at Kew Gardens
© Ines Stuart Davidson

Orchids at Kew Gardens Orchid Festival

Published: February 7, 2020 at 4:22 pm

Kew Gardens' Orchid Festival takes place from 8 February to 8 March

The Kew Gardens orchid festival begins this weekend, with a display inspired by Indonesia's wildlife and plant diversity.

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The orchid festival 2020 at Kew Gardens
The orchid festival 2020 at Kew Gardens © Jeff Eden

The festival is open in the Princess of Wales Conservatory where visitors can enjoy an immersive journey through different zones of the glasshouse which represent different aspects of Indonesian wildlife and culture.

As well as many orchids there is also an archway made from carnivorous pitcher plants and a showcase of Kew's work in Indonesia to try to protect and promote the country's biodiversity.

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The orchid festival 2020 at Kew Gardens
The orchid festival 2020 at Kew Gardens © Ines Stuart Davidson

This year's Orchid Festival at Kew

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Daisy Bowie-Sell is digital editor of Gardens Illustrated. She has previously worked as a journalist for publications including the Daily Telegraph, WhatsOnStage and Time Out London

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