At the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, you can walk through avenues of beautiful, rare, and ancient trees, which will inspire and uplift you at any time of year.

Arbutus unedo, also known as the strawberry tree, on account of its round fruits which you can see in this photograph, which turn a strawberry-red colour as they ripen. As pictured in The Telegraph Garden, designed by Andy Sturgeon, for The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016. The Telegraph Garden was awarded a Gold Medal by the RHS judges, as well as the coveted award of Best in Show.

Schinus molle is an evergreen tree, it's a native of the Peruvian Andes known for the strong wood that it produces. Schinus molle is a dioecious tree - the male and female flowers are borne on separate plants. Pictured in The Telegraph Garden, at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.

These large specimens of Pinus sylvestris 'Watereri' were a real feature of The Winton Beauty of Mathematics Garden, at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.

Quercus pubescens, pictured in The M&G Garden, designed by Cleve West for The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016.

The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is a wonderful garden to visit at any time of year. A gift of membership to become a friend of kew would make a very special gift. Kew is open to visitors all year round. The gardens are open every day, except for the 24th and 25th December.

There are lots of places to relax, unwind, and enjoy the moment, at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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