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 - 14 June 2011
The Temple of Aeolus seen from the Rose Pergola and Order Beds - 14 June 2011
Rose 'Chevy Chase', with the Order Beds and Temple in the background - 14 June 2011
Sweet Peas (Lathyrus odoratus 'Matucana') at the Rose Pergola - 14 June 2011
Lavender and sage in the Duke's Garden - 14 June 2011
Lavender in the Duke's Garden - 14 June 2011
Poppies at the Orangery - 14 June 2011
Poppy field (near the Orangery) - 14 June 2011
Poppy at Kew Gardens - 14 June 2011
More photos can be found in this Flickr set: Kew Gardens 14/06/2011