Summer Bedding 2005 - Broad Walk, north end
This year’s bedding schemes have been inspired by Kew’s Gardens of Glass festival.
Bedding designed by Sarah Smith
Sarah has worked at Kew since 1986 in both the Decorative and Herbaceous Units. She is now a Team Leader and works mainly in the Queen’s Garden.
CONCEPT: “Celosia represent the flames which raise
the furnace temperature, turning the urn into a crucible. Over its
rim flows liquid Dichondra that falls onto rippling Cineraria
sheets. Crystalising Verbena blues are bombarded by fizzling
globules of Echivera rolling around the bed floor. Eruptions of
metal Iresine pierce the movement, their glowing Coleus
bases softened by the warmth. Smelted ores send out Capsicum
sparks; bulbous domes of Aeonium burst and create Ophiopogon
Celosia the flame element
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