Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens is one of those special places that you can visit again and again, not just because it’s such a beautiful natural environment, but because there’s just so much of it!

Kew Gardens is a botanic garden in southwest London that houses the “largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world”.

The world’s largest glasshouse, humungous ferns, unusual flowers and a treetop walkway at Kew Gardens

The Palm House has cast iron spiral staircases up to a high-level walk and down to the aquarium in the basement.

Victoria boliviana, has been sitting in Kew’s Herbarium for 177 years, previously mistaken for Victoria amazonica, the waterlily named after England’s Queen Victoria in 1837. The leaves are known to grow to a width of three meters.

The gardens today present an enjoyable mix of landscaped lawns, formal gardens, and greenhouses.

The Walkway taking you on an aerial view of the gardens below.

The corpse flower that blooms once in a decade, it smells like a dead body. Given its rotting odor, the plant, whose technical name is Amorphophallus titanum, has also been dubbed the corpse bride, corpse plant, and the world’s smelliest flower.

The gardens are so vast that it is difficult to see and take in everything in one day and they are definitely worth another visit.

A view from the top of the Palm House

The Canada Geese taking a rest after a hard day.

A quiet resting place

So much to see in Kew Gardens and this is an amazingly beautiful place that we hope to re-visit one day.

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