Monday, 27 July 2015

Kew Gardens, West London

I wanted to show those of you 
who are following my blog 
some beautifully landsacped 
gardens around London.

Here we are at the Royal Botanic 
Gardens at Kew,in west London.

Perfection in a flower

I love the fact that we can walk around
 these amazing places 
and take in the fabulous setting.

So please follow this blog with me.

I took a trip to Kew Gardens
on 15.7.15. 

It was an opportunity to 
photograph amazing plants, 
trees and flowers growing here.

It was buzzing with people.
But what a place. 

 There is nowhere in the world 
 that lives up to this place. It is such a 
world wide centre of research and expertise.

Fabulous Carpet bedding
in front of Palm House

 There were lots of Gardeners, 
working really hard to make the place 
look so perfect.

They all look so happy 
and dedicated to such an important 

What a construction!
The main Palm House
Imagine how long it took to construct?

             The Palmhouse

This amazing plant really caught my eye.




Inside the huge domed glass building 
we can see so many
 truly bizarre tropical plants growing. 

Here a 'mini climate has been created, 
which shows us how special plants are 
able to grow as they would in The Tropics.

I find it amazing how much time and research 
has gone into this astounishing place for people 
to visit from all over the globe. 

It is a fantastic 
place to actually see such incredible plants and 
rare species from all over the world.

A simple display that you could easily
 put together with a little artistic play.

  What do you think? 
It is so easy, really 
it is. 


Find a nice sturdy 
stone planter and 
work out where to 
position it in your 

Then go for seasonal 
plants which will show 
it off to its best. 

Here they have used only 
two colours and it works 
well with the green leaves
against the white of the 


Fabulous Cannas
Brilliant oranges, but tender plants

Let me know how you get on. 
Come back to me for some ideas 
and suggestions please.

I am going to walk you around 
this fabulous place to show you what 
can be done but on a small scale. 

The Rose Garden

Let me show you some of the fabulous 
roses behind The Palm House. 

A small selection of them.

It is quite a large area of planting
 on a grass area and it really
 was in full colour in early July.

Perfection in a Rose

I love the way the petals 'hang' together 
and the almost blousy effect this one has.

I love the pale pale pink
of this rose. Don't you?

Such a stunning wild rose.

What do they remind you of?
An old fashioned swimming hat?


Kew is full of so many amazing trees

There are many types of Pine tree, 
so statuesque and beautiful. 
How can this keep growing?

I love walking amongst the calmness of trees. 
The smell they give off and their
stillness is so unique.

A remarkable sight

What a place for nesting birds 
or curious school children!

This same tree, how can it keep
growing like this?

This pine trees needles almost look blue.
What art we find in nature. 

Perfectly formed pine cones

The fascinating
 bark of eucalyptus

The air is filled with an exotic aroma
I love Eucalyptus.

Here at Kew it works perfectly.

It was so amazing walking through this 'jungly area', 
these statuesque, giant trees are so special.

 It was almost like I was transported 
to the southern hemisphere.

I love the effect of the
white peeled bark

These trees are beautiful in the way 
they move in the wind, 
their fabulous bark
and the aroma from the leaves.

Stunning flowers 

I had never seen them before. 
Perfect and so artistic
Did you know that eucalyptus have flowers?

Any ideas about this plant?

A type of Sweet Chestnut?

A giant Oak Tree?

The leaves are absolutely huge

 The artful forms of trees is something
 to be admired

The beech leaves
almost appear purple. 

I love trees in all their shapes and forms. 
We are surrounded
by the most amazing specimens here at Kew.


Patsy said...

I haven't been to Kew for years - must try to get there.

Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Mini Gardens UK said...

Hello Patsy, Yes it is so worthwhile. Better when there are less visitors
as summer is a bit jam packed. It is fabulous as there are so many new developments happening. It is costly but it is worth it for sure.

May be early in the Autumn when the colours of the leaves will be fabulous and still so much to see.

beadies by jo said...

Just had a lovely virtual visit around Kew. Very informative and such lovely pictures. i especially love roses. Thank you V

Mini Gardens UK said...

Hello Jo
Thanks so much. Did they smell good too?
Need any more tips?

Tessa said...

I very much miss England and her fabulous gardens and forests. I live in a very rural place - not much in the way of gardens or unique flowers and I'm very impatient when it comes to internet searching. So I was very happy to learn about your blog and have spent some time here - although I have to admit I've had to fight my cats for screen viewing - they enjoy it quite a lot as well! It's beautiful!