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In pictures: Kew Gardens’ Orchids Festival


With the drab winter days almost behind us, one festival which is bound to get in you in the mood for spring is Kew Gardens’ annual Orchid Festival. This year’s floral party is Thai-themed, so you can expect to see hanging orchid bouquets, handcrafted floating Thai umbrellas and an impressive-sounding Bang Pa-In-inspired orchid palace. Can’s wait to get your flower fix? Here’s a selection of the best-posed petals. 

Visit a floating palace


Check out this golden ceremonial cart 


Don’t forget to look up…


...or spot the finer details


Find your inner chill at one of the many tranquil temples


Frame your photos with flowers


And saunter through orchid-entwined archways like the horticultural queen you are  


The Orchid Festival will run at Kew Gardens until Mar 11. Find out more here
In other nature-themed news, its official: London will become the world’s first National Park City.
Not a fan of entry fees? Try one of the citys hidden green spaces instead. 
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