We are so lucky to have so many well cared for open spaces and one I particularly love here in London is Kew. Given to the Nation by Queen Victoria it’s history goes way back. All is here and preserved for our delight.
We visited on New Years Day which started off bright and clear but eventually reduced to pouring rain, but as the most spectacular plants in January are in the glass houses this did not spoil our day. Our first stop was the Palm House which is a beautiful Victorian building with a wrought iron spiral staircase to a high level viewing gallery.
Carring on down the staicase we come to the aquatic plant section here fish of fantastic colours swim amoungst amazing plants
I followed this couple all around the Palm house (not intentionally) but did hope to get
A good shot of the HAT, thought this was nice with the lighing from the tank.
On our way over to the Princess of Wales Greenhouse we met this little fellow. This is where the more tropical plants are kept.
Keep will clear of these Omnivorous plants they may look pretty and harmless but there was the odd shoe and pair of specs laying about!
But the most spectacular of of course the orchids
Along with a couple of other stunners.
After a lovely carvery meal in The Orangery resturant we headed around the M25 in the pouring rain, a wonderful day thanks to or frinds Jenni and Bob especially Bob who did all the driving
Hope you enjoyed the trip as much as we did!