From the local area the coach will head to London. We expect to arrive at 'Kew Gardens' at 11.00hrs. You will have the day free to explore the gardens. The coach will depart London at 15.30hrs to head back to the local area.
Come to Kew and explore the world’s most famous botanic garden. Just 30 minutes from central London, Kew Gardens boasts breathtaking landscapes, iconic glasshouses, historic buildings and a vast range of rare and beautiful plants.
Colombia’s unparalleled biodiversity and vibrant culture is the inspiration for Kew’s 24th annual Orchids Festival in February 2019.
Stepping into the Princess of Wales Conservatory, visitors will find themselves transported to an entrancing paradise evoking the sights, smells and sounds of Colombia. The experience is an immersive journey through the different zones of the glasshouse where visitors will encounter staggeringly beautiful orchid displays which each represent aspects of Colombian wildlife and culture.
Colombia is famed for its wildlife diversity and boasts the greatest number of bird species of any country in the world. To celebrate this, the central display of the festival will be a ‘carnival of animals’ depicting a toucan in flight, a hanging sloth and swimming turtle, all composed of stunning orchids, bromeliads and other tropical plants.
Colombia’s famous rainbow river, Caño Cristales, will be represented through a breath-taking cascade of hundreds of colourful hanging vandas, and visitors will also delight in an enchanting forest scene complete with life-sized jaguars. Elsewhere a dazzling display of hundreds of colourful butterflies will be suspended from the glasshouse ceiling and the legend of El Dorado will be depicted through an intricate golden floating display bursting with bright yellow orchids in the glasshouse pond.
The above timings and information are subject to traffic conditions and we reserve the right to make any changes necessary without prior notification.
Coaches for our Day Trips will be in either 'Motts' or 'Crusader' Livery.