Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

During a visit to London it felt wrong to not see Kew Gardens so we braved the coldest weekend ever in the city to visit the world famous botanical gardens and we weren’t disappointed.

There was a few things we didn’t see due to the snow and wind and the temperatures of below zero but the Palm House was just divine and a great escape from the weather with elegant tropical plants kept at humid temperatures.

The beautiful and intriguing Hive designed by artist Wolfgang Buttress and inspired by scientific knowledge of an actual bee hive, its multisensory and just stunning in its design.

The Arboreturm is a living library of trees with more than 14,000 within it’s collection and we just loved exploring the names, some of which we hadn’t even known. We were keen to see the Pinetum as we have a special love of Pines and they are becoming very popular on our nursery so were looking for new varieties and shaped trees, the Giant Redwood was worth seeing as were the amazing specimen Cedars and Pines.

We didn’t get to see the Japanese Garden or the Treetop walkway which was just way too cold to venture up there. I wanted to explore the Winter Garden which was lovely but then it was time for a cuppa and to pick up a small souvenir of our trip all in all a beautiful way to spend a morning, I would thoroughly recommend it and next time I will leave longer to explore and there is no chance of finding a worst day but it did make for beautiful pictures and we came back with lots of ideas on displaying our own trees in the nursery and inspired to look for some new specimens for your gardens and ways to create extra special plants for you.  Thanks to my lovely friend Emma for taking the photos and for my special present of seeds which I promise I will tend lovingly   XX



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