Friday, 2 March 2012

More Than a Million Crocuses at Kew

The crocuses in Kew Gardens are currently at their best–both crocus vernus ('Jeanne d'Arc', 'Purpureus Grandiflorus' and 'Pickwick').near the Palm House and crocus tommasinianus 'Whitewell Purple' on the Princess Walk are in bloom, creating stunning carpets. There's another large patch of crocus tommasinianus near the Temperate House.

More crocuses and other early spring flowers are appearing elsewhere in the gardens, too. Keep an eye on Kew's Bulb Watch map so see what's in bloom when.

Crocuses
Crocus tommasinianus 'Whitewell Purple' - 1 March 2012

Crocuses
Part of the crocus carpet next to the Princess Walk - 1 March 2012

Dutch Crocuses
Dutch crocuses, with the Palm House in the background - 1 March 2012

Crocuses at the Temperate House
Crocus tommasinianus, near the Temperate House - 1 March 2012

Crocuses at the Temperate House
Crocuses and the Temperate House in the background - 1 March 2012