Spring at Kew Gardens
There are many different highlights to be discovered throughout spring at Kew Gardens, from beautiful bulbs to trees awakening and bursting with new life. Check back for updates on what can be found in different parts of the Gardens.
From March onwards, bathe in the sunny glow of daffodils around the Temple of Aeolus.
From mid February, you will be greeted at Victoria Gate by a sea of over two million blue, white and mauve Crocus vernus, which stretch beyond the Temple of Bellona and towards King William’s Temple.
Visit the Rock Garden, and enjoy the delightful collection of snowdrops in bloom.
Often in bloom from April, you can find over 250 types of magnolias across the Gardens. Located by Elizabeth Gate, Victoria Gate, and near the Kew Gardens Gallery, their large pink and white flowers will stand out as a special highlight of your visit.
Visit the Davies Alpine house, which has changing displays of unusual and exotic bulbs between March and May.
Glory of the snow
Later in spring, thousands of deep blue, starry-flowered Scilla forbesii carpet the lawns by White Peaks. These delicate alpine plants are known as ‘glory of the snow’ in western Turkey, as they emerge from the melting snow of the mountains.
Enjoy the stunning Cherry Walk as it comes into bloom from mid-March. It runs from the Rose Garden behind the Palm House to King William’s Temple, and then on to the Temperate House.
Spring comes alive at Kew
We've captured our beautiful spring bulbs and trees bursting into bloom in this time-lapse video.