Kew gardens has dreamed up a beautiful exhibition of hotly coloured orchids to warm our senses during the coldest of months.

The colours of spice, fire and jewels, the display celebrates the culture and vibrancy of India’s plants. Running from 4th February until 5th March visitors can see spectacular displays of plants, made to look like elephants and peacocks. The exhibition will also delve into the rich heritage of plant-use in India’s culture, medicine and worship.

Kew explainers will be on hand to reveal the stories behind the plants and the orangery restaurant will be highlighting Indian cuisine.

There’s also a range of talks and workshops available for those who want to find out more, including the orchid nursery behind the scenes tour and orchid talks from Kew’s experts (weekends only 12 – 3.30pm).

11th – 19th Feb, 11am-3.30pm – Half term week: Family activities including face painting and art workshops. First come, first served. Included as part of entry to the garden.

Entry to the festival is included in day admission prices, which during February/ March are £14.00 per adult (£13.00 consessions). Children cost £2.50 to enter and a family of 4 costs £32.00. Members go free. For more information you can plan your visit here.