It’s been 3 weeks since my last post, Live has been pretty hectic lately. Around those 3 weeks, I went to several events such as “Collect” and “The Winter Light Festival”. But let’s start this week post with the latest event that still ongoing which is “KEW Garden Orchid Festival” so you could check It out later on.
This orchid festival is an annual event that beeing held by KEW, in the Princess of Wales Conservatory. This year Festival’s inspired by the vibrant colours, culture and magnificent plant life of India. It celebrates how plants are used in India and Indian culture in terms of worship, medicine, and everyday life.
The show features some giant floral displays that composed by exotic orchids, decorative rickshaws, Indian soundscapes, films and much more. They probably have more than 100 orchid specimens here. I’ll show some of them so you could get a grasp of how It looks like
They display the orchid with other flowers and plants that being kept in that greenhouse. Gorgeous isn’t it? If you love flowers, especially Orchid, I definitely recommend you to go to this event. I’m sure you’ll be amazed of how many orchid species that you could found inside, from the big to the tiny one, from the white to red and green one.
Apart from that, the garden itself is nice. It’s quite green even though It’s winter, and you could see some flowers blooms here and there.
This is actually my 2nd time visiting this huge botanical Garden, and I’m still loving it. My first visit was in Summer 2015. Of course, It’s more satisfying in summer because the weather is warmer, and you could see more flowers. But that doesn’t mean this winter visit is less interesting, not only because they have the Orchid Festival where you kinda feels like “Springs Come Early”, but also because by visiting a garden in a different season you learn the life cycle of plants.
Overall It’s been a pleasant experience for me. I kinda want to visit this garden again in March, since that would be the real springs and I’m excited to see some flowers like Iris and Bluebells, blooms.
Before I closed today’s post, Here’s some Tips & Tricks for you who planning to visit KEW Garden “Orchid Festival”:
- My previous post about KEW could be found here.
- The gardens Open Every day from Monday – Sunday generally from 10:00 a.m. – 04:15 p.m
- The “Orchid Festival” is not a Free Event, You could found more details about it here.
- During winter, The Waterlily House is close.
- Mind that The Temperate House is still under renovation and would complete on 2018, so it might not be available at the moment.
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