Orchids at Kew Gardens Orchid Festival
Kew Gardens' Orchid Festival takes place from 4 February to 5 March 2023
The Kew Gardens orchid festival returns this weekend at the Princess of Wales Conservatory. For 2023, the festival is inspired by the biodiversity of Cameroon. It is a vibrant celebration of colour to brighten up the winter months. The festival will be running until 5 March.
There will be a series of horticultural displays and living sculptures within the glasshouses highlighting the varied landscapes and native wildlife of Cameroon. From giraffe sculptures to a troop of gorillas, everything has been handcrafted by a team of horticulturists from real plants and an array of orchids.
As part of the festival, art critic and historian Christine Eyene will curate a photography exhibition from the Bikoka Art Project, a new independent initiative dedicated to providing artistic and professional opportunities to the next generation of creatives in Lolodorf, Cameroon.
In the Kew cafes and restaurants there will also be a selection of new dishes created by Cameroonian chef Carine Ottou.
This year's Orchid Festival at Kew
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Entry is included with a ticket to Kew Gardens, but visitors must book times entry slots. Orchids After Hours must be booked in advance.
Molly is the Gardens Illustrated's editorial and digital assistant. She has a roof garden and has her RHS level 2.
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