Kew Gardens in London
Founded in 1848, the Key Gardens is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
King George III was more interested in gardens and Botanic issues than the American Revolutionary War. The London Key Gardens are old Royal gardens with the world’s largest samples of plants. It’s as much a place for scientific studies than it is a botanic garden.
A few weeks ago I spent most of a day on my own in these historic gardens, and I was lucky to be able to walk with a guide who had endless knowledge to share with the group.
It was a special experience to walk through different kind of greenhouses for the world’s many climates. One was so warm and damp that I couldn’t use my glasses and other ones had a pleasantly dry and temperate air.
High up under the treetops you can walk on a hanging bridge and have a view over the restored Victorian greenhouse in architect style that would be lovely to see today.
In a follow up to this post, I will show you a bench in Kew Gardens commemorating the WWI battle of Vernon.
The 50 minutes’ trip was easy to make from Central London via the Underground, and my only regret was that I miscalculated the weather and missed my cardigan under my cotton coat.