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Me 'n' 'im

Kew Gardens entrance

Rhododendrons info

Gardens

Orchids 1

Orchids 2

Orchids 3

Orchids 4

Cactus

Trough garden

Treetop walk

Pond plants 1

Pond plants 2

Badger nest

Plane

Kew Palace

Kew palace 2

Princess of Wales conservatory

Coleous

River Thames - tide out


We caught the bus and then had a bit of walk to Kew Gardens today, something I've been wanting to do since we got here, just had to wait for the right time.

After the heat of the last few days it rained overnight and was a lot cooler although a bit humid.

I learned a few things whilst there - this info about the rhododendrons for a start.

The gardens are massive - 326 acres and 1.6km wide. We didn't look at it all, but a very large part of it. There were quite a few Australian trees and natives in amongst it all.

This was the nicest garden bed with lots of colour.

The orchids were also magnificent.

102 steps up to the treetop walk.

The Princess of Wales conservatory is massive and was full of lovely plants. Also a lot of Australian natives, so nice to see the tree ferns and wattle flowering.

This pond was a feature in one section.

There are a few badger sets around the garden, most are under cover and you can't see anything, but we could just see the hole/entrance of this one.

We were right under the flight path for the airport, planes zooming over every minute or so.

Walking back over Kew Bridge - the tide is definitely out here.



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