Leucojum aestuvum in great drifts in the borders surrounding the Temple of Aeolus, the very cultivated woodland area at Kew Gardens. Hints of the expansive carpets of Scilla in the background.
And so endeth my reports on this most recent visit to Kew Gardens, taking in the woodland around the Mount and the adjacent lake with the animated statue of Hercules – there is a much larger woodland down past the Pagoda and I think I might venture there next, certainly I shall when the bluebells come out in a month or so. But as ever, there is always something to see here, something you might not have noticed before, might have missed from one season to the next, the flowers just gone over, or not come on yet. Bluebells, then, and rhododendrons, and massed camassias, and spectacular cherry blossom, the lily pond re-opening after the winters’ rest, a visit to the Palm House and the first roses… but I’m getting ahead of myself a little (a lot..).
My one rule is that if there is a parking space by the entrance (Victoria Gate as a preference) then I have to stop and spend an hour within the grounds. You never know what you’ll come across!
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I loved your leucojum shot with the scilla peeking through behind. I will have to wait for a month or so to see if I perhaps placed some scilla near my leucojum last fall. If not, apparently I will need to remedy that this fall. My mother and I are visiting next spring, I had crossed Kew off my list to visit because I don’t think I will want to drive to it. However after seeing all of your beautiful pictures we may have to brave the traffic.
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A reblog of a Spring post from the Woodland Garden at Kew – the end of March 2015. Adding some colour to the long lists I’ve just posted on the art of gardening in shade …