Orchids at Kew – last call….

The Orchid Festival at Kew ends this Sunday - 9th March - and if you can get there, it comes highly recommended. And it is at least 21 degrees centigrade in there, with a tropical soundtrack to boot. Gorgeous. http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/whats-on/orchids/

Orchids at Kew – just a little repeat….

So good, he posted it twice... a re-run of some of the photographs I took at the Orchid exhibition at Kew just after it opened last week. Such a sumptuous display - for all of the senses - if you can make plans to visit, don't miss out. Closes 9th March 2014

Escape winter….. Orchids at Kew 2014

Did you know that 8% of all flowering plants are orchids? Well there are quite a lot of them here in the Princess of Wales Conservatory for the Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens... Warm, humid spaces, with a tropical soundtrack too, filled with all manner of floral delights, thousands of orchids and other exotica. The…

Escape Winter – Orchids at Kew 2014

This is my beautiful, but simple, orchid exhibition at home - just the two phalaenopsis (moth) orchids. I'm prompted to photograph them given the imminent opening, next weekend, of the annual orchid display at Kew Gardens, transporting an already tropical Princess of Wales Conservatory into a technicolour paradise. I urge you to go if you…

If you can’t stand the heat….

Tropical rainforest in the Princess of Wales Conservatory at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Well, it was so hot and humid outside and I had finished one job nearby, and there was a parking space just by Victoria Gate (as if by magic). Had to pop in! Hot and humid inside too but a complete change…