This time around, a final Kew Gardens Miscellany – woodlandy, watery, with a little bird life and some proper Art

A grove, as far as I could tell, of Zanthoxylum .. The Botanical Art collection in this uber-stylish building... That's Magnolia stellata arching over the Camellia Walk and finally, Henry Moore, newly installed Reclining Mother with Child (1975-6).

John Pawson’s serpentine Sackler Crossing (and ducks)

Sackler Crossing Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, London 2004 – 2006 The Sackler Crossing is part of a new route through the 120 hectares of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Set low to the surface of the lake, its serpentine form seems to float across the water, allowing people to experience the surrounding landscape from new…

Swans, Sackler and Swamp Cypress

A break from the purely Horticultural although this fine specimen (if a disappointed one as I had brought no bread crumbs) was photographed in Kew, by the gorgeous Sackler Crossing.There is also, by the bridge, and just to reclaim the horticultural bias, a fine Swamp Cypress, Taxodium distichum, something I've mentioned very recently, this one…