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Afternoon at Kew Gardens


i only had a few hours spare and i was right by Kew so i thought Why not, it’s change a bit since the last time i was there…

first some nice scenes by the entrance

this tree was HUGE they had cables to help it stand up.

another scene it really was quite peaceful.

First stop was the temperate house, real hot and sticky.

there was some nice flowers

and some unusual plants

No idea what this beauty was as i saw no label

how about this for a ginger plant,,

there was an artist drawing this as i passed by,

then for a walk through the tree palm canopy

really quite high up here

top of the world Lol

next to the desert and a prickly friend…

i quite liked this one..

wouldn’t like to fall into this lot…

next the orchid area

loved the colour on these

i had a smaller version of this when i was younger..

down to the pond area,

just loved the leaf colour, plus the flower of course..

this one i thought was different…

into the carnivore house, love sundews..

love the texture on the hoods..

i grew these last year but the winter killed them off..

into the alpine house

another ginger family

who could resist trop.tricolour..

I had to include these for Paulsgarden as i know he likes grass like me,,

these beds were at least 150 ft long

and about 15-20 ft wide…

and so to finish a few sculptures i saw…

some nice and interesting….

and some down right obscure….. weird…

this is but a small portion of what i saw and never had a chance to see the rest, but will be back for part 2 in the summer….. hope you enjoyed the trip round Kew…

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Brilliant blog with great pictures - the cacti were impressive ! Love the alpines as I love rocky areas. Thanks for the grasses pictures they are great !!! Love also that huge tree !!! All great pics , such a lovely place to go :):):)

29 May, 2011


Thanks Paul, the desert area was great, funny i like alpines as well, they had a great rockery area might put some more photo's on later... that tree i stood under it and it's huge...

29 May, 2011


Love this blog and photos

29 May, 2011


thanks Clarice :-)

29 May, 2011


what a great blog, and wonderful photos, I have never been to Kew gardens, but my daughter and son-in-law go every year, they love it there, so glad you got to see it S/Lad, I do hope you manage to get back in the summer

29 May, 2011


Thanks Yorkshire, it was a great place to go and with luck i'll take my kids next time too.. i'm glad you enjoyed the photo's :-)

29 May, 2011


yes like to see more pics :)

29 May, 2011


ok will do later Paul..

29 May, 2011


Lovely photos :o)

1 Jun, 2011


thanks Terra :-)

1 Jun, 2011


great blog too! thanks for the day out!

8 Jun, 2011


thanks Teds :-)

8 Jun, 2011


Wonderful trip around the gardens thanks for sharing with us, some wonderful plants there especially the water lilies.

19 Aug, 2011


Thanks sixpence, yes the pond area was great :-))

19 Aug, 2011


Your welcome I bet it was too.

19 Aug, 2011



19 Aug, 2011


its sooo beautiful!!!!

10 Mar, 2013


Thanks Junna :-)

10 Mar, 2013

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