Saturday, 25 June 2011

The Duke's Garden

The Duke's Garden is one of the lesser-known corners of Kew, overlooked by many visitors to the Royal Botanic Gardens.

This walled garden formerly was the private garden for Cambridge Cottage, once residence of 1st Duke of Cambridge, after whom the house and its garden take their names. They became part of the Royal Botanic Gardens in 1904. Cambridge Cottage now houses the Kew Gardens Gallery.

The garden features large lawns and seasonal beds, which are looking very colourful at this time of the year. It is also home to a lavender collection.

More information is available on Kew Gardens' website:

The Duke's Garden, Kew Gardens
The Duke's Garden, with Cambridge Cottage in the background - 24 June 2011

The Duke's Garden, Kew Gardens
Seasonal flower beds - 24 June 2011

The Duke's Garden, Kew Gardens
Looking towards the entrance to the garden - 24 June 2011

Lavender at Kew
Lavender (lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote') - 24 June 2011

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