This weekend was the beginning of the annual orchid festival at the UNESCO World Heritage site Kew Gardens. Honestly, as a botanicist the orchid festival isn't all that thrilling - all horticultural varieties and very few species. But as a human who doesn't like winter it's great!

Here are some pics (just shitty phone pics, don't judge ma skillz):

And just across the desert section:

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This is just one greenhouse (okay greenhouse complex). Kew is enormous - if you're ever in London I highly recommend it! I have membership and make good use out of it. :)