On Sunday we decided to pay another visit to Kew Gardens, we did not allow for engineering works on the Underground, we had to leave the train and take a replacement bus, I asked the driver a question about our destination and he said ‘dunno!’ well I guess he didn’t because he got lost twice and had to back this big old bus up a side street lined with parked cars, we had a bumpy ride through the heart of the East End at twice the speed of sound, to places I have never been before, it took over 3 hours to do the journey, so when we arrived we headed straight for our favorite restaurant
After a good lunch and a bottle of wine and great company supplied by this little white cat we went to the gardens which were showing the Moore at Kew exhibition. The sculptures were dotted all over the gardens so we could not hope to see them all, this was called Reclining Figure – Angles. In fact most of his pieces are called reclining figure.
There are lots more pictures of the sculptures in the photo album, please do look.
It was such a beautiful day and the light was good to show of the spectacular Autumn colours, so many people were visiting but it was not
over crowded, children were allowed to climb on the pieces and everybody seemed it be in a happy mood. The fountain in the lake in front of the Palm House was of great interest and the lake had it’s usual population of geese and swans .
There is so much to see here you really need several visits to see it all, but if you wish there is a little train which will take you round the garden with a commentary which offer a great over view of the garden.
This sculpture , I think attracted the most attention, possibly because it was outside the Orangery which served tea. The lines were so smooth and you could walk inside it and climb over it if you wished, also the spaces were here for you to fill with your own vistas.
We also visited the princess of Wales Conservatory which is divided into climatic zones and you can see a variety of plants from cacti to orchids, as I showed you many orchids from our last trip here is something a little more
I do hope you have enjoyed this little trip around the
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
and you will come with me again soon