The quintessential botannical gardens at Kew have staged the ultimate English event: an afternoon tea.
But there are no scones, no jam, no cream. And no tea.
Instead, as part of the Garden’s Incredible Inedible festival, English bone china white-ware from Staffordshire – some vintage and some simply irreplaceable – and filled it with the plants which have contributed to the very English tradition.
You will find peppermint, dandelion, sugar beet and lemon balm among the may plants which form part of this most botanical tea party staged by Kirsti Davies.
Passers by cannot resist stopping to mill around and take a look.
And then, there’s always afternoon tea in the Garden Orangery afterwards.
You can find out more about the Rose Garden Tea Party on the Kew Gardens blog here