Wild Kew is a celebration of the wildlife attracted by an array of plants and habitats at the World Heritage Site - Kew Gardens, in this International Year of Biodiversity. Based on Heather Angel's book Wild Kew, this exhibition reveals a hidden wealth of wildlife through the seasons on view in the Nash Conservatory designed by John Nash in 1825 for Buckingham Palace and moved to Kew in 1836.
There are enchanting wildfowl babies, amorous parakeets, hyperactive squirrels and an approachable fox. Along the waterside margins opportunistic herons stalk fish or pounce on a stray waterfowl baby. Summer flowers attract a host of insect pollinators and dragonflies hawk back and forth beside water, where a Chinese mitten crab may be glimpsed. Autumn fruits provide a feast for jays, jackdaws, parakeets and squirrels and winter brings an array of winter flowers and wildfowl with the chance of courting swans.
The Kew entrance fee provides free entry to this exhibition of stunning images in the Nash Conservatory as part of the Summer at Kew Festival.
Kew opens daily 9.30am Adults £13.50, Concessions £11.50, Children FREE
Posted on: Wednesday 2 June 2010