27 August 2021
In Pictures: Blooming Britain
Get up close to our beautiful native plantscapes with these stunning photos.
Our summer festival Secret World of Plants showcases six immersive plantscapes of native UK habitats.
There's sand dune, moorland, marsh and meadow, hedgerow, woodland and urban.
Designed by acclaimed artist Vaughn Bell and curated by our team of horticultural experts, each plantscape is alive with native plantlife and blooming with spectacular flowers.
Over 100 plant species are growing across the six biodiverse plantscapes.
Enjoy their exquisite detail with these close-up photos.
The plantscapes were inspired by the UK’s priority habitats in the Biodiversity Action Plan, an international programme addressing threatened species and habitats.
Admire the vibrant colours of the meadow plantscape, from the beautiful purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) to the pretty flowers of Achillea.
Be transported to native woodland with these close-ups of European spindle (Euonymus europaeus) and silver birch (Betula pendula).
Located outside our hot and humid Palm House, the moorland plantscape mirrors the undulating land of this important UK habitat.
Soak up its unique plantlife and iconic heather (Erica cinerea).
Tall grasses and other coastal plants grow on the slopes of our sand dune.
Get up close to the vivid grass Ammophila arenaria.
On the way to our Temperate House, the largest surviving Victorian glasshouse in the world, is the hedgerow habitat.
You'll be able to see familiar British favourites such as foxgloves (Digitalis purpurea).