Visit to Kew

Last weekend I visited the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, to see my friend Neville and to look round the gardens of course! Nev is a student on Kew’s three year long Diploma course, he is working full time and studying like mad but he still made time to give me a guided tour of the gardens, which were as amazing as ever.

Me and Nev!

There was a display of pumpkins in the Waterlily House, done especially for Halloween. It was strange seeing it looking so different from when I had last been there, in the summer! The glasshouses had the usual variety of exotic plants, my favourites were two Hibiscus flowers. The outside grounds were just spectacular, the arboretum was full of autumn colour – Acers, Photinias, Fagus sylvaticas, Liquidambars and many more trees and shrubs were at their best. I took plenty of photos, I hope you enjoy the selection! 🙂 

Bed of grasses

Bed of grasses

Hibiscus “Orange Beauty”

Hibiscus "Orange Beauty"

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Pumpkins outside the Waterlily House

Pumpkins outside the Waterlily House

Salvia border

Salvia border

 Arbutus unedo, the Killarney Strawberry Tree

Killarney Strawberry Tree, Arbutus unedo

View from the Treetop Walkway

View from the Treetop Walkway

Photinia tree

Photinia

Shots of the trees in the arboretum

Arboretum

Arboretum

Arboretum

Arboretum

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8 Comments

  1. avian101

    It’s certainly a beautiful place! Nice pictures Becky! You look happy! 🙂

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    • It is beautiful HJ, one of the best! Thank you for the read and comment 😀 x

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  2. Fantastic photos Becky! Those flowers are absolutely stunning. Im really pleased you enjoyed your isit.

    Xx

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    • So am I, it was a great weekend 😀 thank you Christine, glad you like the photos! xX

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  3. Lovely photos! I like what they did with the little pumpkins. It must have been great fun getting back there.

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    • I had such a great time going back, it was brilliant to see the gardens looking so different to how I had last seen them in July. Thank you for reading and commenting! 🙂 x

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