Roy and I have been to Kew Gardens every week this spring. I am learning to run, and it’s a lovely place to jog, through the azalea and camellia and rhododendron, and fields of bluebells and crocus and fritillary. Our walks are usually 4 miles, but you just don’t realize how far you have done in this constantly changing panorama. Heaven, I believe, will have a little area reserved for Kew Gardens.
The rest of this blog and the images are from Roy.
Kew Gardens is a wonderful place to visit on good day. (Even on a rainy day, there are the glass houses.) Here are few pictures from several visits this spring.
The Lucombe Oak, created by William Lucombe, is a cross between the Turkey Oak and the Cork Oak. It is a very vigorous cultivar and so highly prized. This tree was planted 20 meters away in 1773, then at the age of 73, it was transplanted to its present location. (One of Kew’s botanical listed attractions.)
The wooded areas of Kew have some wonderful wild flowers and naturalised bulbs.
The azalea and rhododendron walk has some huge rhododendrons completely covered in flower, as well as smaller specimens where you can appreciate the individual flowers.
We weren’t the only ones going out for a walk in the lovely spring weather.