"You can't get much greener then KEW" Top 5 Page for this destination Kew Gardens by jo104
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I visited Kew with my friend Frans who has sadly gone back to live in SA. He was lucky enough to see this exiqusite glass display for his first visit to this a magical place.
The Glass display is on until 15/01/2006. The artist is Dale Chihuly
Update July 2006 - sadly the glass expo is over but there is always something going on at Kew so be check out the website. The summer of 2006 saw the introduction of wallabies & also the opening of the Pagoda which give stunning views over South London.
We went inside the Palm house which is kept at a tropical temperature, great if its nippy outside. Most of the conservatories close before the gates so we managed to get to the Princess of Wales Conservatory
There are many areas to visit in Kew, it is really huge & often there is not enough time to see everything. Temperate house has a lot of the glass displays.
During October Kew gardens is opening after dark to allow visitors to see the glass exhibition illuminated by lights.
From November to December Temperate house will become a large ice skating rink
On another visit Karen & I walked a fair distance around the 300acre gardens. We went into the conservation area to get a closer view of some "stags" as well as the wallabies & then chilled out under the giant redwoods and tried to absorb some of their wisdom.
We were lucky to get into Kew Gardens free as there was a music festival on to promote world peace - some of the music was alright & some a little exhurberant. We packed in a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grass.
We got around to viewing the waterlilly house and bonsai tree collection.
After spending hours sauntering in the sun we left to cheer on England in their last World cup match :-(
My most recent visit to Kew was with Han & monkey, another lovely day with lots of fresh air, the meditarranean festival was on at the time.
- Pros:Stunning, unusual plants
- Cons:bad for hayfever sufferers
- In a nutshell:Relaxing must see place
General tours of the gardens are given each day at 11am & 2pm leaving from the Victoria gate. The tours are offered on a... more travel advice
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