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Themed plant collections

Whatever time of year you visit, our large and varied plant collection is a delight throughout the seasons. Take a long walk and see stunning autumnal colours in our Arboretum, enjoy the peace and beauty of our densely planted Bamboo Garden and don't miss the Grass Garden with its feathery seedheads catching the light in late summer and throughout the winter.

Berberis darwinii in the Berberis Dell
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.
Glory of the Snow
In October 2001 Kew staff spent a fortnight preparing and planting 336,000 bulbs of glory of the snow (Scilla forbesii previously known as Chionodoxa siehei) in the lawn between the Orangery and White Peaks shop and café.
Holly Walk at Kew Gardens
Stretching for 1,030 metres, Holly Walk is one of Europe’s most comprehensive collections of mature hollies.
King William's Temple and the Mediterranean Garden
Built in 1837 for Queen Victoria, King William's Temple stands on a mound on Cherry Walk in the Mediterranean Garden.
The Minka house is a traditional Japanese farmhouse located in the Bamboo Garden between the Lake and River Thames.
Plant Family Beds and Rose Pergola
The area that today contains the Plant Family Beds and Rose Pergola was originally a kitchen garden that supplied fruit and vegetables to the royal family.
The Redwood Grove at Kew Gardens
On the southern side of Cedar Vista, about halfway between the Pagoda and River Thames, stands Kew's Redwood Grove.
Photo of the Kew Rock Garden
Kew dabbled in creating small rock features in the mid-19th century but only constructed a substantial rock garden in 1882.