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Kew Gardens Orchid Festival

Kew Gardens Orchid Festival

This March, forget the winter blues and be immersed in a celebration of Indonesia's vibrant colours, culture, and magnificent plant life inside the tropical paradise of Kew Gardens’ Princess of Wales Conservatory.

Kew Gardens Orchid Festival

In February/March 2020, Kew’s 25th annual orchid festival will celebrate the incredible wildlife and vibrant culture of Indonesia - a vast archipelago of more than 17,504 islands, including Java, Borneo, Sulawesi, Papua and Bali. Indonesia’s landscape is as diverse as the flora and fauna that inhabit it, from tropical rainforests to spectacular volcanos.


Stepping into the Princess of Wales Conservatory, visitors will find themselves transported to an entrancing paradise evoking some of the sights, smells and sounds of Indonesia. To capture a glimpse of the wonders of this vast region, the orchid festival at Kew will be an immersive journey through the different zones of the glasshouse, where visitors will find spectacularly beautiful orchid displays which each represent a different aspect of Indonesian wildlife and culture.


As they explore the festival, visitors will encounter bright orange orangutans and many other life-sized animals, in celebration of Indonesia’s rich diversity of fauna. An erupting volcano, created from orchids and other tropical flowers, will form a dramatic central pond display; Indonesia has over 100 active volcanos. Elsewhere, an impressive archway made up of hundreds of carnivorous pitcher plants will delight and intrigue visitors in equal measure.


Indonesia boasts a hugely diverse range of societies and cultures with over 300 languages spoken across its many islands. This is matched by its staggering biodiversity, including at least 4,000 species of orchid, as well as many other plants that can be found only on certain islands in the archipelago. For instance, the island of Sumatra is the only place you’ll find the infamous Titan Arum, Amorphophallus titanium, otherwise known as the ‘corpse flower’ thanks to the unbearable smell of rotting flesh it produces when in bloom.


As well as the flower displays, Kew will put on a programme of evening events, with traditional dance performances, Indonesian cooking tips, Kew orchid expert talks, cocktail making and spa treatments. Visitors will also be able to try different flavours of Indonesian cuisine.


Price Includes:

Entrance into Kew Gardens Orchid Festival plus return coach travel from Staffordshire.


Notification Of Boarding Times:

You will be notified of the Departure Time/Information approximately 7 days prior to travel. If you have not received your Pick-Up Time within 3 days of departure, please contact our Sales Team on 01827 849700


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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Burntwood The Wych Elm Pub Bridge Cross Road
Cannock The Bus Station
Hednesford The Bus Stop Outside Tesco Victoria Street
Lichfield The Bus Station
Rugeley The Bus Station
Stafford Outside the Police Station Eastgate Street
Tamworth Assembly Rooms Corporation Street
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