Thursday, 8 September 2011

Kew Gardens

Artistically raked gravel in the Japanese garden, with the famous pagoda in the distance

The water lily house
We saw two fat lizards lurking in the Princess of Wales conservatory, as well as this fat fish
Better go and see this for yourself

Bronze by Hamo Thornycroft - the Sower

A long time ago we used to live next door to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, so I walked there nearly every day with my small children (entry was almost free).  In fact, in those days I'd become rather irritated in the summer when it was full of other people. I'm sure there are many wonderful pix on the website, but above are only a few of the sights you mustn't miss.


LindyLouMac in Italy said...

We used to visit Kew Gardens a lot as well when our daughters were tiny, nice reminder.

Faye said...

Toured in the 90s. First time to see hand-edged rose beds, handmade twig brooms for each gardener to tidy with. Talk about intensive gardening!

Debs Carr said...

I haven't ever visited Kew Gardens, but it looks glorious. How incredible to have lived close by when your children were small.

We lived near to Samares Manor, which is similar, but on a far smaller and less grand scale. The children used to loved visiting the fish and ducks there though.