After exploring the first half of the gardens, we were SO tired from all the walking. I kind of wish that we’d have started the opposite direction, as there was a lot more to see in this half of the gardens, with all the conservatories and glasshouses, and by the time we’d got there, I was too tired to enjoy them properly and missed out a lot of the things that I wanted to see!
We headed over to the bamboo garden, which I really liked – I’ve always loved bamboo and it was interesting to see all the different types of it. We then headed over to the Rhododendron Dell, but unfortunately, the flowers were just starting to bud, so we didn’t get to see any in flower as it’s a little early for them.
We then walked over to the Princess of Wales Conservatory past the palace, which was probably one of my favourite parts – anything with cacti and succulents is good for me. It’s set out with different temperate zones, from tropical to arid so it was quite good to see. We then explored the Davies Alpine house before heading over to the kitchen garden (which was shown on the BBC show Kew on a Plate), but sadly, being early spring, there wasn’t too much to see in there.
Our last stop of the day was the Palm House, which is the main house that you see as you walk through the Victoria Gate entrance, with the huge lake infront. It was so warm and humid in there, and kind of reminded me of a victorian style eden project, with all the tropical plants laid out in different continents. There was also little walkway above the plants that you could go up, but I was too tired for that. I really wish I’d have done it now, as I keep seeing photos of it on instagram and it looks amazing!
I really want to go back and explore some more during the summer/autumn when there are so many more things in bloom, and the vegetable garden would be full. It’d be good to walk properly around the conservatories and palm house and see some more of the amazing plants that are there.
Have you been to Kew before? I’d definitely recommend a visit if you’re in London – it’s so easy to get to and you don’t feel like you’re in London at all!
MissLillyApril 24, 2016 at 10:26 pm
I love Kew Gardens, have been a few times, but then again I’m spoiled for living so close. It’s actually quite big! the first time I went was on a warm sunny day in summer and end up feeling really tired half way! So it’s a matter of taking it easy and do enough breaks throughout as there’s lots to see
AprilApril 25, 2016 at 6:34 am
Haha! Yes! I kinda regretted not getting their little train/bus thing as by the end, we were actually so worn out that we missed a lot of stuff off! We’ve learned haha!
LisaLDNApril 26, 2016 at 8:29 am
Those are some lovely photos! The gardens look absolutely stunning! I’ve never visited, as I unfortunately have allergies, making it a bit tricky to enjoy. But at least I’m able to appreciate the nice photos of the gardens, so thank you! 🙂
AprilApril 26, 2016 at 7:27 pm
Oh no! I get really bad hayfever, but luckily I haven’t been so bad this year! I’m glad you could enjoy it through my post! I hope you get to visit one day!
MaximeApril 26, 2016 at 5:01 pm
This place looks amazing! I love all the cacti & that fox <3 <3 <3 Will definitely try to remember this for when I make it to London again!
AprilApril 26, 2016 at 7:29 pm
It was so much fun to explore! We just stumbled on the fox laying there enjoying the weather! There was a pretty big croud around it and it just lay there having its photo taken haha! It must be used to it!
EstherApril 27, 2016 at 8:53 am
I love botanic gardens so much and these photos are absolutely beautiful, I’ve been staring at the photo of the fox for about 10 minutes now because it’s just sooooo cute! Thank you so much for sharing and have a wonderful day!
AprilApril 28, 2016 at 6:46 am
The fox was SO cute! We turned a corner and just stumbled upon it just laying there having all the attention haha! Botanic gardens are my favourite places to visit whenever I travel, so it was nice to visit one in the UK for a change!
NikkiApril 28, 2016 at 4:40 pm
what a magical place. Looks like a lovely day, well spent! Xx
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