Wild flowers of wheatfields
Conservation at Kew
The landscape in Kew's Gardens is carefully managed to ensure that, as well as the more showy formal gardens, large areas are kept in a way that encourages wild flowers and the biodiversity that these areas support.
At Kew, even in the more formal parts of the Gardens, careful attention is given to managing the landscape with wildlife in mind. For example areas of grass are left uncut for periods to allow the flowering and seed production of bluebells. The Conservation Area is home to wonderful displays of blubells in spring, and a recent project has created a Wildlife Zone with new habitats and special facilities for schools.
Wakehurst Place, Kew's garden in the High Weald of West Sussex, provides a unique and special place for conserving wild flowers. Areas such as the Loder Valley and Francis Rose Reserve are important wildlife habitats.