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!

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EVENTS

Event Information:

  • Wed
    17
    Jan
    2018
    5:30 pmRoyal Botanic Gardens, Kew

    We are delighted that Kew Society members have been offered a rare opportunity to visit the Economic Botany Collection at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This is the oldest and perhaps the most fascinating of Kew's science collections.

    The tour is lead by Mark Nesbitt, who is senior Ethobotanist and Curator at RGB Kew and he will delve into Kew's history and current science research via a unique collections of rubber, lacebark, Chinese medicines and other useful plants.

    Members should be aware that the temperature is cool (17C / 63F) and the tour involves walking (including poorly lit paths) but no steps.

    The tour is very generously free, and there are 15 places available offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please email events@kewsociety.org to secure your place on the tour and to find out where to meet.

    We are exceedingly grateful to Mark Nesbitt for making this most generous offer to our members.

    Click here for Mark's own page detailing his research