If you know of any locations where feijoas are growing in UK public parks would love to hear.
Feijoas in London
If you’re in or near London there are a few plants that fruit in public places as well as Kew Gardens.
Hyde Park / Kensington Gardens I haven’t been there since 2013, but there was one fruiting not far from Lancaster Gate tube station. The fruit hadn’t ripened when I was there, wish I could comment on size or taste. I’ve marked where it was, to the best of recollection, on the map below, if someone in London can check and let me know I’ll correct the map to the exact location. Also if anyone can help I really want to get some seeds from that plant. I wrote to the garden staff asking for cuttings but got no response.
Feijoa map – Hyde Park – Kensington Gardens
Thanks to Rochelle and Jason for confirming the plant is the right red dot on the map. The plant has just finished flowering end of August and there’s a few photos below. A big thanks for checking for all of us!
Kew Gardens – Last time I was there was in 2014, I sadly can’t remember exact location. It was growing against a red brick wall which makes me think either the Mansion or Kitchen Garden. If you do know or have a photo we can use on here we’d appreciate it. Would also love seeds from this plant too 😉.
Feijoas in South Hampton
I’ve heard mention that there are feijoas growing at Marwell Zoo. If someone down there can confirm that’d be great.
Know of any other locations?
Please let other feijoa lovers know where there may be other plants growing in the UK in the comments below.