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Bulb planting on Kew Road

Bulb planting on Kew Road: making a Bigger Splash

Update 11/12/2018

To complement our efforts at Kew Gardens station to brighten the entry to the Royal Botanic Gardens with new planting, we have now funded and planted 4,600 bulbs in the Kew Road grass verges, opposite the Victoria Gate entrance to the Gardens. We are grateful to Richard Wilford at the Botanic Gardens for his suggestions on the best bulbs to plant to tie in with their own planting, to Richmond Council for agreeing we could do this, and to their contractors, Continental Landscapes Ltd, for ordering the bulbs for us and working alongside us, pro bono, to complete the planting which we could not have done alone. Six Kew Society volunteers worked hard with Continental Landscapes Ltd to complete the work in November.

 

This is how the area looked last Spring, on either side of the pedestrian crossing entrance:

 

Keep your eyes peeled for a much Bigger Splash, we hope, this coming Spring!

Air Quality

December 2017 Update from Professor Roger Mason The Kew Society is very actively engaged in pressing for action to improve our air quality. We have commented on Richmond Council’s draft action plan to improve air quality in the Borough and on the London Mayor’s proposals for London as a whole. You can see our responsesContinue Reading

Policy Consultations by the London Mayor: air quality

London’s Environment Strategy Consultation Update 05/12/2017 We have commented on the London’s Mayor’s Environment Strategy consultation which includes proposals on improving air quality. You can see our response here: Kew Society response to London Mayor’s consultation on environment final Consultation on closure of Sovereign Gate Police Station, Richmond Update 19/09/2017 The Mayor’s Office is consulting onContinue Reading

Kew Pond

The story of Kew Pond Update 20/09/2017 Some of you will already know the story of Kew Pond, on the north east corner of Kew Green, and how it is maintained today by local volunteers working with Richmond Council. We are featuring it in our latest Newsletter but here is a longer article all aboutContinue Reading

Policy Consultations by Transport for London: ticket office closure

Kew Gardens Underground Station Ticket Office Closure Update 05/12/2017 The closure of Kew Gardens ticket office finally took place on 1 December. Transport for London wrote as follows: “Over the past two years we have carried out a huge programme of investment in our Tube stations and made improvements to how we deliver customer service. Continue Reading

Local interests

Local Interests & Activities A comprehensive list of events and information about local organisations and businesses can be found on the KewTW9 web site. However, we sometimes receive requests to promote events of interest from other organisations. So please find a few here that you may like to follow up. Calling London Campaign 2017 Throughout November, ChestertonsContinue Reading

Policy Consultations by Richmond Council: air quality

Richmond Council’s Air Quality Action Plan Update 27/10/2017 We have commented on Richmond Council’s Action Plan to improve air quality in the Borough. You can see the comments we made here Air Quality Action Plan Richmond consultation response .doc final Air quality is a major concern in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thanes (LBRuT) asContinue Reading

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Bulb planting on Kew Road
Bulb planting on Kew Road: making a Bigger Splash Update 11/12/2018 To complement our efforts [more]
December 2017 Update from Professor Roger Mason The Kew Society is very actively engaged in press [more]

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