Wednesday, January 4, 2017


The Royal Botanical Gardens (Kew Gardens; offers a floral feast, a pleasant place to walk, and a place to learn. The gardens are open every day except 24 and 25 December.

We visited in May 2016. We took the train from London to Kew Gardens Station, which is near the Victoria Gate. You pass several local shops between the station and the gate. There's more information on the website.

In addition to a variety of gardens, you can visit Kew Palace and Royal Kitchens. The first royals here were George II and Queen Caroline. Perhaps a more famous monarch is George III. His wife, Queen Charlotte has a cottage nearby. The buildings are not open all yar so check the website.

One of several interesting features is the Treetop Walkway.

There's a lot to see so we'll have to go back.

There are places to eat at Kew. And there are places to enjoy a picnic.

The shop has a range of affordable gifts.

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