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In pictures: Kew Gardens’ Orchids Festival

Kyra Hanson

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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