Bulb planting on Kew Road: making a Bigger Splash
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”.