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IncrEdibles- A Festival To Feed The Imagination

Rose Garden Tea Party table

Rose Garden Tea Party table

Rose Garden Tea Party table

Bouncy Carrot Patch

Tomato varieties, chromolithograph from Ernst Benary, Album Benary, tab XXIV, 1879

Sugar or Edible Podded Pea, chromolithograph from Ernst Benary, Album Benary, tab XXIII, 1879

Mango, watercolour from Charles Maries, Cultivated Mangoes of India, 1890

Citronier commun, hand-coloured stipple engraving from Antoine Poiteau, Pomologie française, 1846

Uva barbera, hand-coloured aquatint from Giorgio Gallesio, Pomona italiana, 1833

Pera Bugiarda, hand-coloured aquatint from Giorgio Gallesio, Pomona italiana, 1833

Pera Angelica, hand-coloured aquatint from Giorgio Gallesio, Pomona italiana, 1833

 

 

The vanilla orchid (Vanilla planiflora)

 

The vanilla orchid (Vanilla planiflora) is one of the most popular flavours in the world and was first used by the Aztec people in Mexico to flavour cocoa. It can be seen in the Princess of Wales Conservatory

 

The 'Chocolate Tree' (Theobroma cacao) is in the Princess of Wales Conservatory

A Theobroma cacao pod cut in half

 

Chilies (Capsicum) are grown in the Waterlily House during Summer

 

Bananas can be seen in Kew's iconic Palm House

 

 

Cantaloupe melons will be grown in the Waterlily House during the festival

 

 

Olives (Olea europaea) – olive trees are found in Kew’s Mediterranean Garden

 

 

Tea (Camellia sinensis) flower

 

 

Tea (Camellia sinensis) is a shrub, grown for a hot drink made from its leaves. The Temperare House is where it can be found at Kew.

 

 

Rose hip is a surprising source of vitiman C. During WWII, when citrus fruit was not being imported, Kew helped identify species, varieties and hybrids of native British roses that contained vitamin C

 

 

 

The Grass Garden at Kew

 

 

The Grass Garden at Kew

 

 

 

The Grass Garden at Kew, located between the Duke’s Garden and the Davies Alpine House, was created in 1982 to showcase some of the world’s 9,000 species of grass

 

 

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