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Orchid Festival, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

The Orchid Festival at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew is a unique spectacle showcasing incredible displays on orchids in the Princess of Wales Conservatory.


Orchid Festival Dates & Opening Times

To Be Announced

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Please Note: Tickets booked through Thames River Boats do not include entry to the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. Tickets for the Royal Botanic Gardens must be booked seperately at:

Corporate & Private Hospitality

In addition to our public cruises, we can also provide private charters. A private cruise is the perfect choice for families, groups or corporate clients who are visiting the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. We own & operate Kew Pier which is just a six minute walk from the Elizabeth Gate. We can provide transportation to or from Kew Pier or a daytime or evening river cruise to complement an event taking place within the Royal Botanic Gardens Grounds. All our vessels have an open deck, fully licensed bar, heating & toilet facilities onboard. We can also provide catering options, entertainment & a range of arrival drinks including Champagne & Pimm’s.

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Cockney Sparrow

The Cockney Sparrow was built in 1976 at Eel Pie Island. She is a two level boat with a deceptively large enclosed saloon and an open top deck. 


M.V Connaught was built by Salter Brothers of Oxford in 1911 & has been cruising between Westminster, Kew, Richmond & Hampton Court for over 100 years. Connaught regularly operates on our services & is also available for private charters.

Princess Freda

Princess Freda was built in 1926 by T.C. Letcher on the Isle of Wight, and has been restored to a particularly high standard.