Bimini Twist

The Most Beautiful Water Lily, Nymphaea Bimini Twist, photographed in the Lily House at Kew this week. Electric! "Nymphaea 'Bimini Twist' is an exciting new tropical waterlily hybrid that creates a new unique look with an abundance of petalloid stamens making for an exceptionally full flower. This tropical waterlily also has the benefit of vividly…

Glasshouses at Kew

Historical information The Princess of Wales Conservatory was commissioned in 1982 to replace a group of 26 smaller buildings that were falling into disrepair. It was named after Princess Augusta, founder of Kew, and opened in 1987 by Diana, Princess of Wales. It is the most complex conservatory at Kew, containing ten computer-controlled climatic zones…

Burning Daylight

The Duke's Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew A modestly sized garden, to be found behind the grass beds and beyond the Alpine House and Princess of Wales Conservatory. A wide lawn with deep, generous herbaceous borders enclosed behind tall brick walls. Impressive, bold block planting of some outstanding perennials including the brilliantly named daylily, Burning…