Kew Gardens is one of the most famous botanical gardens in the U.K. and it just so happens to be pretty close to my sister’s uni. When I went down to visit over summer we spent a day exploring the gardens. I could go on and on writing about how lovely it was but it’s honestly something that needs to be experienced. If you ever get the opportunity and this is your kind of thing I’d really recommend visiting.
So instead of me just gushing about how much I love flowers and gardens. I thought I’d just share my experience in photos so you get the best idea about what it’s like to visit.
The Temperate House
The temperate house is the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world and contains some of the most exotic and rarest plants on earth.
The Palm House
The palm house is where all the rainforest plants are housed, its exterior is traditionally Victorian and I think it could my favourite glass house in the gardens just because it’s exterior is so stunning.
I was honestly in awe of the vast amount of plants there were to see all of which were so extraordinarily beautiful. I’m just sorry I don’t know their names but I’ve picked out my favourite close-up shots to share.
All of the photos were taken on my I phone because I didn’t take my camera down to London as we had a lot of luggage with us, as we were moving some of my sisters stuff back to uni. That just goes to show that you really don’t need a DSLR to get good quality photographs.
One thing I would mention is that if you visit any kind of botanical garden it’s a lot of walking around, you really need to dedicate a whole day to visiting and plan carefully. When we visited we arrived later in the day and because we wanted to see as much as possible we kind of forgot to get anything to eat or drink until the end. I got terribly dehydrated and had a horrible migraine that night so, make sure to take plenty of drink to stay hydrated.
If you’d like to learn more about any of the plants at Kew Gardens, they have loads of great articles and videos on their website.