Royal Kew Gardens – Mother’s Day

A plant-mad Mother and a sunny day screams out for a visit to the  Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew!kew gardens weekend day out london richmond tickets

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 Filled with endless blossoms, daffodils and crocuses spread across the gardens with curious buildings and sculptures in-between – it makes for a stunning setting for Mother’s Day. It was a welcome hangover cure for me and the siblings, and fascinating to our mother; a win on both counts.

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The largest and most grand building is the Prince of Wales conservatory; each room has a different climate with cacti, alpine, Venus flytraps, orchids, streams and pools.

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 And now, his is what they call the Treetop Walk, and it will scare the living daylights out of you. After battling a heart attack to climb up to the path, it feels like you’re walking 80 feet up in the air on something no stronger than a kitchen sieve. I came dangerously close to passing out. Children were laughing at me. the experience was humiliating. kew gardens richmond london day out tickets

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 The Temperature House was full of exotic plants; you can climb up to the balcony and look down on the streams and banana trees. Set below the Temperature House is a small aquarium with seahorses, jellyfish and crabs.

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Don’t expect anything overwhelmingly exciting – the purpose of Kew Gardens is to be refreshing beautiful, and slow-paced. You’ll see lots of wildlife – peacocks, geese, swans.

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Tip – add in some savvy tech with the Kew Garden App. Featuring maps, plant knowledge, photos, historic info, architecture and landscape design. It’ll make you look like a pro!

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Don’t forget to pick up some bon-bon’s and bulbs in the well stocked Victoria Plaza shop on your way out.kew gardens weekend day out london richmond ticketsx The Whistler x

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