Berberis Dell was created between 1869 and 1875. It was once a gravel pit and is Kew's third-biggest excavation after the Lake and Rhododendron Dell.
The large collection of Berberis and mahonias are an amazing sight to behold during your visit to Kew Gardens.
Most of the berberis family are fully hardy in Britain and grow well in most soils. Flowers in shades of yellow and orange bloom from early spring to late summer, while the autumn fruit can be red, black or blue.
In the past, Berberis was used for wood-turning, dyes, staining wood and French jam, as well as for medicinal purposes.