A selection of colourful delights from the Davies Alpine House at Kew, from last week. Bent back and scuffed knees, getting these images, but I love these displays, and as a special treat, there is ‘behind the scenes’ access to the Alpine Glasshouses and the work of the Alpine gardeners at Kew this coming weekend, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March 11am-3.30pm each day. I for one will be there …


Alpine Nursery Open Weekend

19 March 2016 to 20 March 2016, 11am to 3.30pm
Explore behind the scenes at Kew’s first Alpine Nursery open weekend.
Melon Yard, entry view Duke’s Garden gate
Included with entry to the Gardens, no booking required
Photo of Kew's Alpine Nursery
Plants growing in the Alpine Nursery

About the event

Explore behind the scenes at Kew’s first Alpine Nursery open weekend. The plants grown in this hub of horticultural expertise support Kew’s scientific work in the Jodrell Laboratory as well as being used to create delightful displays in areas across the Gardens.

Come along to enjoy a self-guided tour of the nursery with scientific and horticultural displays. Find out about Kew’s latest alpine projects from our scientists and nursery staff, go on short guided tours of the Rock Garden and Alpine House, and catch a rare glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes.

Friends of Kew can enjoy free tea and coffee in the volunteer room.