"Gardens of Glass at Kew" Top 5 Page for this destination Kew Gardens by Mariajoy
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My Dad first brought me to Kew gardens years ago - entry for a child back then was 1p. Today things have changed a bit - Nowadays children go FREE!! It is a really lovely place to go for a day out and there's loads for children to do. It's a great place for a picnic too, take a blanket and a bottle of wine, some sandwiches and enjoy nature in the city :)
When I first came here it poured with rain - we spent hours in the Palm House and the Temperate House and I don't remember seeing anyone else there.
On the way home we saw an icecream van - I pleaded with my Dad to let me have one - but there were three of us kids - and the budget for a day out back then couldn't stretch to icecream as well. Funny the things we remember.
I went to Kew this time mostly because I wanted to see the most stunningly beautiful glass exhibition - the work of Dale Chihuly. There are over 25 installations in and around the gardens, in the glass houses and in the lake. Each one is breathtaking and intricately formed. The exhibition is on from 28th May 05 to 15th January 06. If you are in London, try to make a visit here.
Oh and disabled visitors are VERY well catered for here - almost every area is accessible by wheelchair.
For more information about Kew Gardens and what's on check out their website:
The artist Dale Chihuly permits and encourages photography of the artwork in this exhibition for educational and non-commercial use only.
I will put more photos of the exhibits in a travelogue.
- Pros:The work of Dale Chihuly
- Cons:Can't think of any - its wonderful!
- In a nutshell:If you are in London GO and see it !
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