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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Under Glass

Today I am taking you back to Kew Gardens which we visited last Thursday. The gardens are well known for the wonderful glasshouses. It was almost too hot a day to be lingering in the hothouses but they are still worth attention. This interesting shape is the Alpine house.

We also visited the Princess of Wales Conservatory which was opened in 1987 by Diana Princess of Wales but is named after Augusta, Princess of Wales from 1736 to 1751 who was influential in opening the gardens. No photos of the outside but here are a few of the fabulous orchids.

We were disappointed to find the Temperate house closed for restoration. It was covered in drapes and won't be seen again until 2018. 
The highlight of the glasshouses was most definitely the iconic Palm House.

No visit to Kew would be complete without seeing and visiting this amazing Victorian structure.

It is equally remarkable inside and a climb up to the gallery is well worthwhile despite the heat.

Unless of course you have a vertigo problem!


  1. Great orchid pics! I really must visit Kew when we get back, have never been and it looks fascinating

  2. Beautiful photos of the orchids. I've never been to Kew either but it looks like I should add it to my list of places to visit.

  3. Brilliant photos Maggie, I don't think I would be climbing to the top of the Palm House.