In Pictures: Finishing touches made to Orchids Festival at Kew Gardens

The annual Orchids Festival is held in the Princess of Wales Conservatory at Kew Gardens, west London.

Kew Gardens orchid festival
Orchid specialist trainee Jenny Forgie arranging exhibits at the festival (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Kew Gardens orchid festival
Student Olivia Steed-Mundin in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, where the festival is held (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Kew Gardens orchid festival
Jenny Forgie ensuring everything's perfect for Kew Gardens visitors (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Kew Gardens orchid festival
Apprentice Yasmin Akrofi-Rollock inspecting a festival orchid (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Kew Gardens orchid festival
Student Olivia Steed-Mundin checking the orchids (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Kew Gardens orchid festival
Apprentices and students getting the displays visitor-ready (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Kew Gardens orchid festival
Also on display are rice plants, set out here by collections horticulturist Will Spoelstra (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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