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! 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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EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Mon
    12
    Feb
    2018
    7:30 pmDuke Street Church, Richmond. TW9 1DH

    Image of John Greening with garden plan

    Museum consultant and historian Val Bott has been studying the heyday of nursery gardening since 2006. In parishes along the Thames their garden grounds were well located for the river and road transport and they supplied estates and gardens of every size. Members of one family held the majority of royal contracts in the 18th century, in London, Windsor, Hampton Court, and Richmond. Although they were based in Isleworth, the Greening family had royal contracts at both the Kew Garden and the Richmond Garden, both part of the Kew Gardens today.

    Doors open at 7.30pm and the talk starts at 8pm

    We are very pleased to be promoting this event jointly with the Richmond Local History Society.

    Tickets available on the door.

    Free to Kew Society Members and Richmond Local History Society Members.

    Non-members £4.