If you haven’t visited Kew gardens then this is a great time to go as they have a range of activities during the festive season including seasonal illuminations otherwise book a trip for 2016 and see the Orchids in February or just pop along and check out the amazing trees as well as the bonsai house.
Posts Tagged: Theaceae family
Stewartia trees are part of the Theaceae family alongside Camellia and have beautiful flowers; usually white with a mass of golden stamens that bloom in early summer and the flowers are bisexual. They are renowned for their decorative bark that flakes with age and leaves a mottled pattern on the trunk.
This is one area of Kew gardens I have not been to before, and it is set out behind the new Alpine House in a quiet corner of Kew gardens near the School of Horticulture. It is a modest collection on display but this forms part of Kew’s wider bonsai tree collection.