Kew Gardens to celebrate flora of Brazil next year

Date Posted: 05/11/2015

Kew Gardens has revealed a number of events taking place next year, revolving around the colourful flora and fauna of Brazil.

Visitors to the London attraction between 6th February and 6th March can enjoy a celebration of Brazil’s botanical highlights, from its plant life to its fascinating habitats.

Displays of suspended orchids and other tropical plants will accompany a tunnel made of tropical plants inside the Princess of Wales Conservatory, and two enormous rainforest tree structures are bound to impress.

Budding botanists and plant experts alike can enjoy the colours of Oncidiums and Bromeliads, Brazilian cacti and hybrids such as Cambrias and Miltonias in eye-catching displays.

Late nights at Kew

A sell-out success of last year’s ‘lates’ at Kew mean that groups can yet again enjoy visiting after dark when the giant conservatory will be open until 9.30pm.

Dates for evening openings have been confirmed as 11th, 18th and 25th February, and 3rd March next year. Visitors can enjoy botanical cocktails, inspiring talks, music and samba amongst the displays of tropical flowers.

Further celebrations for botanical Brazil

Art enthusiasts might enjoy a wander around Kew’s resident art gallery, the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art.

Brazil – A Powerhouse of Plants is an exhibition dedicated to pioneering artists Margaret Mee, running from 20th February – 29th August.

Visitors can explore the diversity of Brazil’s flora in an exhibition of works from both the Shirley Sherwood Collection and the Kew Collections.

Paintings by the artist and explorer Margaret Mee will show the extent of her travels through the depths of the Brazilian rainforest, and are displayed alongside works from contemporary Brazilian artists.

Group rates

Kew Gardens offers discounted rates for groups of 15 or more people, and when you book online one group organiser enters for free.

Groups can find further information by visiting www.kew.org.

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