Recently, I had the chance to visit Kew Gardens, home to the largest temperate greenhouse in the world – located in London. After a few peaceful yet stimulating hours of strolling through beautiful gardens, walking amidst huge and textured trees, birdwatching by a pond, visiting the Marianne North art exhibition, taking pics during purposeful pauses, and having a look in the garden store, we had only explored a little under one third of the 330 acres that makes up Kew Gardens.
Ironically, I didn’t go to ‘The Temperate House’ (this time) ’cause there was a slow-moving ‘congaline’ to get to the entrance, but since a lot of what’s inside is planted in my memory from everyday life in The Caribbean that wasn’t a big deal and we still went to ‘The Palm House.’
Kew Gardens has a lot to offer anyone who enjoys:
- fresh air amidst creation
- a good walk
- spectacular greenery
- floral scenery
- a therapeutic and relaxing atmosphere
- birdwatching (mostly members of the goose family, gulls, coots, blackbirds, parakeets, robins, jays and pigeons from what I saw that day)
- observing carp swim around the pond
- a family-friendly setting
- exceptional nature-themed visual art
- the privilege of inhaling through the nose and exhaling through the mouth freely – without harassment.
Here’s a photo tour that hopefully inspires deep breaths, calm thoughts and a future visit…
AUTUMN VISIT TO KEW GARDENS | LONDON | PHOTO TOUR was first published on itsjoywithin.com