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Spring at Kew Gardens

With swathes of colour taking over the Gardens and new plants blossoming, April sees Kew Gardens in full spring bloom. Come and enjoy the stunning beauty of millions of bulbs, including snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils and bluebells.

Seasonal highlights

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.

Daffodils

From March onwards, bathe in the sunny glow of daffodils around the Temple of Aeolus. 

Temple of Aeolus

 

Close up of spring-time crocuses at Kew Gardens

Crocuses

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. 

Temple of Bellona

 

 

Pretty white snowdrops growing in the Rock Garden

Snowdrops

Visit the Rock Garden, and enjoy the delightful collection of snowdrops in bloom.

Rock Garden

 

 

 

A close up of a magnolia at Kew Gardens

 

Magnolias

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.

Victoria Gate

 

Davies Alpine House

Exotic bulbs

Visit the Davies Alpine house, which has changing displays of unusual and exotic bulbs between March and May. 

Davies Alpine House

 

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. 

Glory of the Snow

 

Cherry Walk. Spring.

Cherry Walk

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.

Cherry Walk

 

Spring comes alive at Kew

We've captured our beautiful spring bulbs and trees bursting into bloom in this time-lapse video.