Totally tropical at Kew

Despite it being the middle of winter, there is an explosion of summer colour in one of the big greenhouses at the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew in west London. Visitors are being invited to dive into a sea of exotic orchids and other tropical plants.

Take a tour of the Princess of Wales Conservatory with Kew's orchid expert - Lara Jewitt.

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Tropical Extravaganza at Kew Gardens, London, runs from 4 February to 4 March 2012.

Music courtesy KPM Music. Wind audio from Kew Gardens courtesy Leslie Deere.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 3 February 2012.


Kew Gardens

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