Easter at Kew Gardens

Easter at Kew Gardens

Remember my visit to Kew Gardens last summer? If you missed that post, here’s the link: Out and About in London: Kew Gardens.

Lately, many friends and family have been posting pictures on social media of sakura blossoming. Even my mum who just came back from Tokyo! While I would love to make the trip to Japan myself this time of the year, I need to keep it real. It’s not going to happen.

But…

Sometimes you don’t need to travel far to feel like as if you’re in a whole different place.

To make up for not being able to travel to Japan, last week I took the tube instead and travelled all the way to Kew Gardens station. From there, it was only a few minutes walk to Kew Gardens.

I spent the entire day there, feeling at peace surrounded by floras and faunas.

Because I know that I want to visit the gardens again and again (yes, that’s how much I love it!), I am now a proud member of¬†Friends of Kew. It’s an annual subscription which gives me unlimited access to the gardens the whole year!

Here are some photos from last week’s visit…

The Japanese Landscape at Kew

 

Queen Charlotte’s Cottage

This 18th¬†century thatched cottage was a private haven for Queen Charlotte. While it is small, it’s well preserved.

Delicate bluebells.

The cottage grounds boast one of the finest bluebell woods, some of which is over 300 years old!

Rhododendron Dell in bloom

 

A field of lilacs

 

Lake and Sackler Crossing

I didn’t enter the Palm House this time but the garden in front was amazing. This angle showcases the British grown daffodils.

And because tulips are in season, they were everywhere, in every color. Tulip is my favorite flower. Its simplicity oozes elegance.

Orange tulips

 

Pink tulips

 

White tulips

And many more colors were on display…

This time, I entered the Waterlily House. Small but it has its charm. Love.

Behind the Waterlily House, I was delighted to find more cherry blossoms. There was a wedding photo shoot taking place and a group of girls was having a little picnic.

See the resemblance? The dainty flower below is known as snake’s head fritillary or chess flower. Its binomial name is Fritillaria meleagris.

A trip to Kew Gardens wouldn’t be complete without going to the treetop walkway. It was a windy day and you could really feel the walkway swaying!

When it was time to leave, there was one last surprise. Look who made an appearance! This peacock is a resident at Kew. Last time, I saw it perching on the cafe’s rooftop. Today, it came up close (but not so personal).

Have you been to Kew Gardens before? If you have, I’d love to hear which attraction was your favorite.xo

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