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Kew Botanic Gardens – Part 1

April 21, 2016

Kew Botanical Gardens, London Kew Botanical Gardens, London Kew Botanical Gardens, London Kew Botanical Gardens, London Kew Botanical Gardens, London Kew Botanical Gardens, London Kew Botanical Gardens, London Kew Botanical Gardens, London Kew Botanical Gardens, London Kew Botanical Gardens, London Kew Botanical Gardens, London Kew Botanical Gardens, London Kew Botanical Gardens, London Kew Botanical Gardens, London Kew Botanical Gardens, London Kew Botanical Gardens, London Kew Botanical Gardens, London Kew Botanical Gardens, London Kew Botanical Gardens, London Kew Botanical Gardens, LondonI can’t believe how many photos I took while we were at Kew Gardens at the weekend, so I thought it was best to do the post in two parts because there are just SO many photos to share! I’ve wanted to visit Kew for so long now, and we just never got round to it. I’d seen loads of pictures on their Instagram account of all the cherry/apple blossom trees and the bluebells and decided that we just had to go down and see it! I didn’t realise how huge it was! I knew it was a big place, but overall we did roughly 5/6 miles just walking all around Kew! By the end of it I couldn’t wait to get home and have a nice sit down – I could barely walk (I’m not the fittest person)! They do have a shuttle bus/train thing that takes you around the park and stops off at all of the major sights, but we wanted to walk everywhere so we didn’t miss anything.

We walked clockwise around the park starting from the Victoria Gate entrance – Kew Underground station is literally a 5-10 minute walk down one road so it’s really easy to get to. We started off at the mediterranean garden, then walked along to the treetop walkway, the pagoda, japanese garden then to the bluebells around Queen Charlottes cottage, and then the second half of the map with all of the glasshouses (which will be coming up in the next post).

I absolutely loved all the blossom trees everywhere! They were surrounded by people waiting to get their selfies (including us). I definitely didn’t like the treetop walkway though! I had no idea until we got up there, but it kind of swayed as you walked and being that high up freaked me out! Not only that, but the metal grates that you walk along felt like they were coming loose, so I got a little panicked and couldn’t wait to get back down as it was quite high up!

My favourite part of the first half of the gardens was the bluebell woods! It was so pretty! There were little sections of bluebells all over the gardens, but the main area to see them all was around Queen Charlottes cottage, which you could go inside. The rooms were all empty, apart from the first room which was kind of like a little gallery, it was nice to see it though – it was so tiny as it was used as a little cottage to host afternoon tea and picnics with views over the grounds.

I’ll have the next part up in the next few days!

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    Katie
    April 22, 2016 at 8:58 am

    I love love love love LOVE Kew gardens! It’s really near to me and my parents always used to take me when I was younger…so it has such a special place in my heart. This post has reminded me to visit again this summer.

    Really love your photos little lady, looks like you had a really love time!

    Katie. http://www.lacoconoire.com

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      April
      April 22, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      Aww thanks, Katie! I’ve wanted to visit for so long, so I was so happy that we finally got round to visiting! You’re so lucky that you’re close to it! I’d love to visit again in the summer/autumn just to see how it looks in another season!
      xo April

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    Jes
    April 22, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    I really love post like these. They’re so fun to look at and I am excited for the next one coming.

    Those flowers at the beginning are so beautiful.

    http://jesandbleu.com

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      April
      April 22, 2016 at 6:52 pm

      Aww, yay! The cherry blossoms were my favourite! I can’t wait to share the next post with you! 🙂
      xo April

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    Danielle
    April 24, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    I absolutely love this post! How have I never been to Kew Gardens before?! I definitely need to go now!!

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      April
      April 25, 2016 at 6:33 am

      Yes! It was so amazing! I’d definitely recommend if you go through the Victoria Entrance, to work your way anti-clockwise around the gardens though ahah! We were SO tired by the end!
      xo April

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    Sarah Shumate
    April 29, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Kew Gardens is one of my favorite places in London. I’ve been so many times now and I still see something I’ve never seen before each time I visit. Your photos of the blossoms are absolutely gorgeous! The bluebells were some of my favorites, too. They look so beautiful growing in the field behind Queen Charlotte’s Cottage!

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