Springtime in London has truly arrived, but if the chilly spells that still linger make you long for balmy summer days, then the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew has a little tropical escape for you this season.
Nestled in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, Kew’s display of Brazilian orchids is breathtaking. Every inch of the glasshouse is filled with the kaleidoscopic colours, vibrancy and spirit of carnival. Thousands of delicate orchids have been temporarily housed in this living exhibition, hanging high above your head and framing the footpaths as you make your way through this urban jungle.
You’ll find endless Instagram opportunities here, as well as a bit of rare London tranquillity.
The wider grounds of Kew are always worth a wander to see what is coming into bloom. Take a picnic (yes, we did in ten degrees!) and park yourself among the grounds resident geese and other wildlife.
Kew’s orchid festival is on until 6 March 2016.
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