After having seen this outfit post of Olivia’s a couple of months ago, I had been desperate to visit the beauty that is Kew Gardens.
Last weekend, whilst the weather was glorious, Stew and I caught the over ground to Richmond. We had a little wander round Richmond’s high street, before heading over to Kew Gardens. If you’ve never been to this area of London, it’s worth a Sunday stroll. The residential streets are brimming with three storey town houses, and mini mansions.
As for Kew Gardens themselves, it is a must see! Whilst it’s a little pricey at £16, the information booklet gives you background information on the research that takes place here, and the funding cuts that have taken place recently. Thus justifying the price.
The expanse of grounds takes you through Japanese inspired bamboo forests, quintessential lakes, countryside manors, and of course – the piece de resistance – the huge conservatories.
Dotted around are a range of different flower beds, featuring a variety of plants from all over the World. The conservatories themselves, are home to beautiful array of rainforest flora and fauna.
After reading Olivia’s post, I was keen to recreate an outfit post in the main conservatory. However with it being 25 degrees, and brilliant sunshine, it meant the conservatory was even more humid and stifling than normal. When approaching the upper floor, we could see people almost running for the downward staircase, to get back out of there. It was that warm!
The sunshine had it’s plus points though… It meant we could enjoy a refreshing cocktail in the Gin Garden. Not only is this little piece of heaven located in Kew Gardens, this Summer, but there is also a spice theme running through the park. From the heavenly smells of the spice garden, to interactive spice games, to weird and wonderful spicy drinks, there’s something for everyone!
It was a really lovely day out, hence this post being so photo heavy. I just couldn’t resist sharing so many photos with you all! I hope you’ve enjoyed it 🙂
Have you ever visited Kew Gardens? What were your thoughts?