Tuesday 5 June 2012

Kew Gardens in June

The perfect tonic to a busy week was a Saturday spent at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Kew Gardens was founded in 1759 and continues to inspire and enlighten. In addition to being one of London’s most popular visitor attractions, Kew Gardens’ contribution to conservation and plant science is of central importance.   

After enjoying a relaxing picnic it was time to start exploring some of Kew’s 300 acres. There is so much to see; glasshouses, tropical plants, rock gardens, sculptures, aquariums, the Rose Pergola. We ran out of time and vowed to return to Kew Gardens again very shortly, surely the perfect excuse to return to a perfect place. In the meantime, here are some of the beautiful sights encountered at Kew Gardens.

The Rose Pergola in full bloom

David Nash - Black Sphere (charred oak)

Flight of the bumble bee

Some of the plants and flowers inside the Princess of Wales Conservatory

Swans in front of Palm House 

It’s a Bugs Life inside Palm House

The marine display in the basement of Palm House

The Rock Garden

Unicorn Gate

All photographs © Samantha Edgley. All rights reserved

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