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.

Crocus tommasinianus 'Whitewell Purple' - 1 March 2012

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


  1. Wow, hey your good, depth of field, choice of subject, delicate light; an inspiration to all us garden artists. I've recently inherited an old garden and have started to purify the soil, but wondered what to plant. I was looking at Acorus, due to the permanent light green colours, but I might just hunt for Crocuses due to these pics. All the best for summmer... we're going into winter. Really liked the Holly village shots although there aren't nearly enough to satisfy my gothic leanings.
    Woodnome nz

  2. Dear Laura, I enjoy your blog a lot! It is really a gem among many other blogs on the internet. I am wondering why you are on posting new articles. Have you moved out of London?Gabi


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