I only briefly visited Kew Gardens yesterday morning, this time to see the Azalea Garden and the Order Beds (to get some ideas for our own garden). Unfortunately, while the azaleas were still looking good, some blossoms had begun to fade and they looked as if they won't last too much longer.
It may be May now, but it could almost be a month later; this is like summer already. The weather has been warm and very dry recently, and you can see the effects.
A classic view of the Palm House at Kew - 4 May 2011
A holm oak (Quercus ilex), one of the trees lining the Syon Vista - 4 May 2011
The Azalea Garden - 4 May 2011
A bench in the Azalea Garden - 4 May 2011
Peonies (Paeonia officinalis var. rubra) in the Order Beds - 4 May 2011
Queen Anne's Lace at the Temple of Aeolus - 4 May 2011
There are more pictures in this Flickr set: Kew Gardens 04/05/2011