Let the winter blues melt away as you explore the exotic world of orchids and tropical plants in celebration of Brazil and its sumptuous plant life.

Returning for another year of festivities, the carnival-themed Orchid Festival is taking place until 6th March and features a series of carefully designed displays that adorn the remarkable architecture of the Princess of Wales Conservatory. Highlights include two enormous Rainforest Tree structures, which are proudly swathed in the riotous colours of Oncidiums and Bromeliads, a tunnel of vibrant tropical plants and five flamboyant figures that are taking centre stage in the pond.

Elisa Biondi, Display Horticulturalist says, “This year the pond display will be a true explosion of colour – a real carnival. What we want to do is capture the essence of Brazil, to take visitors on a journey through the biomes of this incredible country, all the while showing the range of conservation and science work that Kew is doing with South America.”

Several members from the team are visiting the festival towards the end of the month, so stay tuned for pictures in a later blog!

What are you waiting for? Step out of the English winter into the Brazilian wilderness and immerse yourself in some of the world’s most desirable plants! To find out more and to book your tickets, click here.