24.7.13

KEW GARDENS

Kew Gardens

We woke up early on Sunday morning to catch the train to Kew Gardens, we were eagerly kitted out in our 'over 30 degree' comfy clothes but once we set off a slight panic induced after realising it was only 16 degrees! The sun didn't make an appearance until after 12 which actually gave us enough time to do plenty of walking without getting a sweaty fringe. Ahem (last post).

Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens is really really beautiful (obviously) and there is SO much to see, I think in my head I na├»vely thought it was going to be a massive field with nice flowers but it is so much more. Not only are there so many different types of flowers, plants, trees and gardens to see but there are special buildings including the palace and the Queens own cottage (only used for picnics!).

Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens

One of my favourite parts of the day was walking along the Treetop walkway and seeing Wembley stadium in the far distance. We took our picnic blanket ready for when the tiredness hit, and it certainly did when the sun came out!

Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens
(Steven channelling his inner William Eggleston pic...)

We made friends with some Coot, after their mum came over to give us the once over first and we saw a couple of birds having a scrap on the bridge. I don't think there was a winner, they just kept going at it!

Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens

Not only do the gardens have so many different activities for kids but they also have a BBQ in the summer - and most importantly, an ice cream cart!

Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens

It's well worth a visit, it costs £16 entry but we used the Gardener's World 2for1 offer that they ran the other month but I think there are some other offers floating about on the internet. It's definitely worth £16 though, we were there for about 6 hours!

4 comments :

  1. This looks like such a lovely day, I really want to visit Kew Gardens (even more tempted having seen the BBQs and ice cream, food is high on my priority list for a day out!) I also wore the wrong clothes on Saturday, I went to London for the day from home where it was 27 degrees and blazing sunshine so when I arrived in cloudy 16 degree weather I definitely could have done with an extra jumper! xo

    Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

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    1. Ohh i hate being caught out with the weather. I remember when we went to Brighton for the day and it was freezing in London when we set off. Black tights, coats, boots the works. Got to Brighton, it must have been about 26 degrees and glorious sunshine. Felt a bit silly sat on the beach surrounded by everyone in bikinis, ha! x

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  2. Great photos, specially that one of the ice cream cones! What a lovely day and place. Gardens are my favorite, they are so serene and beautiful. There's a photo opportunity at every corner!

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    1. Definitely! I have to say that London's parks and gardens are a good substitute for not having our own garden!

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