The Teddington Gardener

Kew Palace, the Queen’s Gardens and a Laburnum-swagged pergola

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A bee-line today straight over to Kew Palace and the gardens behind – a sunken herbalists garden and a more formal parterre. Around the former, an arched pergola wrapping around three sides of the garden with Laburnum threaded through the metal tracery. It hasn’t peaked yet – another week and it will be quite sumptuous but then again, I might easily have missed its nadir – and rain is forecast for tomorrow and that might spoil the blossom.

If you can’t get there yourself in the next week, here’s a private tour – not Spielberg but you get the flavour. As ever with Kew Gardens, an accompaniment of birdsong and aeroplanes!

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