Thursday, 16 June 2011

Summer Colours at Kew

I loved spring in Kew Gardens this year–especially the crocuses, daffodils, magnolias and lilacs–but when I visited the gardens in May, I was a bit sad that I'd missed the best of some of the other spring blooms.

Now, June has made up for it with some glorious summer colours–I've found them at the Rose Pergola and Order Beds, and in the Duke's Garden, where there are many cottage garden flowers blooming; and I absolutely loved the poppy field near the Orangery (sometimes it's the simple things, isn't it?).

The Rose Pergola at Kew
The Rose Pergola - 14 June 2011

The Rose Pergola at Kew
The Temple of Aeolus seen from the Rose Pergola and Order Beds - 14 June 2011

Rose at the Rose Pergola at Kew
Rose 'Chevy Chase', with the Order Beds and Temple in the background - 14 June 2011

Roses and Sweet Peas at Kew
Sweet Peas (Lathyrus odoratus 'Matucana') at the Rose Pergola - 14 June 2011

Lavender and Sage in the Duke's Garden at Kew
Lavender and sage in the Duke's Garden - 14 June 2011

Lavender in the Duke's Garden at Kew
Lavender in the Duke's Garden - 14 June 2011

Poppies and the Orangery at Kew
Poppies at the Orangery - 14 June 2011

Poppies at Kew
Poppy field (near the Orangery) - 14 June 2011

Poppies at Kew
Poppy at Kew Gardens - 14 June 2011

More photos can be found in this Flickr set: Kew Gardens 14/06/2011

1 comment:

  1. Really stunning photos of a beautiful garden. The poppies are particularly lovely and I really like the sweet pea photo.

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