Bulb planting on Kew Road

Bulb planting on Kew Road: Making a Bigger Splash

Update 25/05/2018

The flowering period for our bulbs has finished for this year but here are some photos showing how all our hard work paid off this Spring:












If you scroll down you can see how it looked before we planted and during the planting.

Our thanks go to Continental Landscapes Ltd once more for protecting the emerging plants from being trampled by unwary pedestrians!

We hope for an even Bigger Splash next Spring as the bulbs take hold.

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! The bulbs include Narcissus “February Gold”, a white Narcissus, “Jack Snipe”, a white daffodil, “February Silver” and a white crocus, “Jeanne d’Arc”.

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Event Information:

  • Fri
    7:00 pmThe National Archives

    Doors open at 6.30pm and the talk starts at 7pm.

    'A Riverside View of Georgian London'

    'The past and the present - for the future'

    John Inglis and Jill Sanders are behind a project to present a travelling photographic panorama of 52 miles of Thames riverbanks as a direct comparison with the historic Leigh Panorama, the 60ft extravaganza of 1829, which John has painstakingly digitally restored.

    As well as being an impressive technical accomplishment (John Inglis is a former special effects designer), the project gives a dramatic onscreen demonstration of how much and in some places, how surprisingly little, London has changed over the past two centuries.

    Jill and John will be showing an introductory film along with their talk.

    Tickets will be available on the door on the night.

    Kew Society members £3

    Non members £5

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