Of course we headed to Kew via the foot path along the Thames. Mom "ooo'ed" and "ahhhh'ed" over all the little gardens next to people's houses and discussed with Dad how they could layout their backyard to recreate their own.
We made it to Kew Gardens and were immediately overwhelmed just from looking at the map and of course we got lost within the first 15 minutes. Kew.was.amazing. It was such a beautiful day and the sun felt so good. I took so many photos so instead of trying to explain the place I'll just give you a slide show:
|There were some really neat sculptures when you|
entered the park. They were all in the shape of
certain seed pods made out of sticks woven
|Mom and a pod.|
|Jut a nice little path.|
|The daffodils told us that spring was practically here.|
|Mom and Dad with the map trying to figure|
out where we were. This was about 15 minutes
into the trip.
|Mom knows the way.|
|Love the shapes these little paths made.|
|Onward on a very mossy path.|
|Canadian geese in case you have never|
seen one before.
|More signs of spring.|
|Did you know that daffodils that are under|
trees will bloom before daffodils that are not.
This is because of the little bit of heat
retained by the trees.
|One of the very gorgeous Victorian glass houses. The|
palms were in this one.
|In we go!|
|The shapes and textures were gorgeous.|
|Bright green growth!|
|Loved the contrast here.|
|Little bits of color among all the greens.|
|A little detail of the structure.|
|A view from the walk around catwalk. This is looking into|
one of the wings off the main house.
|Mom and Dad in the treetops on the|
high up catwalk.
|Looking down at an explosion of palms.|
|The spiral staircase that leads up to the|
catwalk. How pretty is that?
|Nice and warm in the jungle.|
|The rose garden. Not sure what is going|
in the fresh soil there but I"m sure it'll be
|Enjoying some pretzels and sunshine.|
|Next was to the desert.|
|This reminded me of a firework.|
|I wish I had a full photo of this. It would|
make a great watercolor. Guess I'll have to
go back and get one ;)
|I may paint this. Love love love the colors|
|Sharp little bubbles.|
|This was really tiny.|
|Smelled like vanilla!|
|They had some awesome blingin' birds.|
|Across the pond.|
|Stopping for a much needed water break. I was parched. |
Mom shopped the gift shop while Dad ate his
|A lot of spring.|
|Hey there bumble bee.|
|The treetop walk was pretty neat. It was wobbley|
and swayed in the wind. The little kids
were having a blast up there. It gave you
a great view of some of the other glasshouses.
|Heading across the grass to the next house.|
|It's hard to tell here but these were enormous.|
|A jungle forest. Where are the dinosaurs???|
|Love these colors.|
|The prehistoric crank used to open the upper|
windows in the house.
|The sun is setting. It's getting cold.|
|Time to leave.|
|Heading across the river to meet|
Sean for a pint.
|The sun setting but my camera was just|