Monday, July 26, 2010

Kew Gardens

Sorry everyone, I've been a really bad blogger lately.

In June we visited Kew Gardens, our first visit to the gardens even though we have lived in this country for 12 years.

Join me on a blog walk through the gardens...

On entering you soon notice the enormous trees.

A walk along one of the many paths brought us to King William's Temple surrounded by Mediterranean plants.

Then to one of the glasshouses

where you could climb the spiral staircase and look down from the overhead walkway

onto the lush green foliage below.

We stopped for an early stop lunch...oops no pic (it was only a sandwich!) so you haven't missed much!
We could see the Pagoda from where we sat.

Then to the Japanese Gateway

where we were treated to a spectacular show by Mr Peacock

all because this little squirrel

had come down from a nearby tree to steal some of Mr Peacock's food. Mr Peacock was having none of it and he puffed up and started shaking his feathers in protest.

What a magnificent sight!

Ever wondered what goes on behind all that??...This!

We saw this little Robin on our way

to the Treetop Walkway.

After climbing the stairs

it was great to walk among the tree tops.

Back on the ground and time for a short rest beside the water

feeding the ducklings.

A quick glance at the map and I realized that we hadn't seen something that I really wanted to see, so a l-o-n-g walk later we arrived at Queen Charlotte's Cottage

complete with doorman in period costume standing at the door. Unfortunately no photographs were allowed inside.

Exhausted we head towards the car, passing these lovely wooden mushrooms in the children's play area

During the day we saw so many beautiful flowers

my favorite being this one, the petals looked like crushed tissue paper

it appears I'm not the only one who likes it (can you see the bee?)

I hope you enjoyed the walk!


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