National Geographic : 1950 Apr
© National Geographic Society 496 Kodachrome by B.Antlony Stewart When Slender Tulips Splash the Gardens with Color, London Knows It's Spring; the Broad Walk's Call IsIrresistible Exotic trees bordering Kew's walks whisk imaginations overseas. Here is Virginia's persimmon, there Kentucky's coffee tree. The Caucasus contributed this Zelkova; that oriental ginkgo was planted in 1762. A cedar of Lebanon, felled by storm, demolished the Gardens' Temple oftheSun in1916. Netherlands growers contributed these tulips as a "thank you" to the British people in memory of wartime comradeship.