In the Gardens
The Sir Henry Price Garden is at its most colourful at this time of year and the slips look good from spring through to autumn, with a carpet of Mediterranean shrubs. Hostas, rodgersias and astibes can be found in the Water Gardens, and in the Iris Dell the summer display of Japanese irises is unmissable. The Mansion borders look stunning with a rainbow of shades and the Southern Hemisphere Garden and Specimen Beds are filled with colourful shrubs and herbaceous plants.
Browse our photo gallery for a look at recent summers at Wakehurst.
A kitchen garden with a Royal history
The Kew On A Plate Kitchen Garden has been created on a site that was formerly used to grow fruit and vegetables for the royal households of Princess Augusta and George III. A team including Kew gardener Joe Archer has created a stunning kitchen garden that is a showcase of heritage varieties of fruit and vegetables. These have been selected for maximum flavour and to provide interest and ripe produce across the seasons.