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Kew Gardens Orchid Festival

Kew Gardens Orchid Festival

Visit Kew Gardens for their magnificent annual Orchid Festival!

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This unmissable coach day trip takes travellers to the stunning Kew Gardens in London where you can explore glasshouses, landscapes and 250 years of history at the world's most famous botanic garden. Climb to the treetops, delve into rainforest and discover a vast range of rare and beautiful plants.

 

Kew has a pivotal role as a world-leader in plant science and conservation, and gives visitors a glimpse into the important role botanic gardens play in the future of the planet. The greatest of all public gardens in Britain, and perhaps the world, is often referred to as the Royal Botanic Gardens. Exotic and unusual plants can be discovered from around the world, with over 40,000 species in total.

 

Newly opened on 2016, the critically acclaimed unique structure The Hive encapsulates the story of the honey bee and the important role of pollination, through an immersive sound and visual experience. The installation is made from thousands of pieces of aluminium which create a lattice effect and is fitted with hundreds of LED lights that glow and fade as a unique soundtrack hums and buzzes around you.

 

With its royal heritage, historic buildings and 300 acres of green space, Kew is much more than just a garden, Kew is a perfect day out.

 

Our visit also includes entry to Kew Palace*, a four-storey brick house built in 1631. First used by the Royal Family in 1728, the Palace was purchased by George III in 1781 as an annex to the White House (located where the sundial now stands) to accommodate his growing family. Subsequently, it became a more permanent home for the Royal Family, and King George IV was born here. 

 

After having lain untouched for over 200 years, you can also now explore the Royal Kitchens at Kew. Step back in time to 6 February 1789 when George III was given his knife and fork back after his first bout of ‘madness’.

 

* Entry to Kew Palace may be on a first-come, first-served basis on certain days subject to the number of visitors at the venue.

 

Kew Gardens Orchid Festival

 

Plan your winter escape with a visit to Kew’s 23rd annual Orchids Festival, where you can bask in the tropical paradise of the Princess of Wales Conservatory. Immerse yourself in a celebration of Thailand’s vibrant colours, culture, and magnificent plant life. Enjoy our colourful floral displays, including a bright Vanda tunnel and arches decorated with orchids. Admire handcrafted Thai umbrellas, an exquisite Bang Pa-In inspired orchid palace and a special Thai cart on loan from Thailand’s embassy in London. Learn about the significance of orchids in Thai cuisine, medicine and culture. And find out how Kew scientists are involved in describing and naming orchids, as well as helping to save endangered plant species.

What's Included:

 

  • Return coach travel

  • Entrance to Kew Gardens (including Orchid Festival)

 

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

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

Name Address Contact Details
Ashford Park Street Bus Stop A, Ashford
Canterbury St George's Lane, between bus station and Fenwicks
Canterbury
Deal South Street, Deal
Dover Market Square, Dover
Faversham Railway Station, Faversham
Folkestone Bus Station Bay D, Folkestone
Hawkinge Haven Drive, bus stop outside Lidl, Hawkinge
Herne Bay Bus garage High Street, Herne Bay
Hythe North Bound Red Lion Square next to pub, Hythe
M2 Medway North Bound M2 Medway Services, North Bound
Maidstone Bus stop outside Vinters Road Car Park,
Sittingbourne Road, Maidstone
Rainham Bus stop next to St Margaret's Church, Rainham
Sandgate Outside Royal Norfolk Pub, Sandgate
Sittingbourne Railway Station, Sittingbourne
Walmer Thompson Bell pub, Walmer
Whitstable Bus layby outside Tesco Extra, Whitstable

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3a-3b Defiant Close, Terlingham Forum, Hawkinge, Kent, CT18 7SU
01303 261 870

Opening Hours

Monday – Wednesday, Friday
09:00hrs – 17:30hrs

Thursday
09:30hrs – 17:30hrs

Saturday
10:00hrs – 14:00hrs