Monday, 21 April 2014

Kew Gardens – Spring 2014

We have left Kent now after 3 ½ months house-sitting for friends and are spending Easter in Staines, near Heathrow, London with our son.

Yesterday, on the way through, we had a very enjoyable time with friends at Kew Gardens.
Parking at Brentford Gate by the River Thames, we wandered through the Gardens.
Photos of our friends lovely garden

Looking across the River Thames, up to Brentford Reach to the lock into the Grand Union Canal

Giant wicker mushrooms in Kew Gardens

Our long-standing friend with Chris

The Victorian Palm house, built in 1848, it is considered the finest example of a surviving Victorian wrought iron and glass structure. There was comprehensive overhaul in 1988.

The Palm House Parterre with Spring flowers

Inside the Palm House

Back down by the River Thames, new apartments being built

Contrasted with live-a-boards in Kew Reach, River Thames

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