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We’ve taken a spin around London’s parks and gardens, but let’s actually take a walk through one of them, Kew Gardens, at Brentford Gate, in Kew, London, to be specific. I had the pleasure of being introduced to Kew by an English friend from Birmingham, who had the gardens on her “bucket list” for over seven years. She exclaimed, “It’s quintessentially British weather just for you,” when it began to rain, on a sunny day, and we had to seek cover under a group of trees.

Here’s what I saw:

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Kew Gardens is a stop on the Tube, located in Zone 3 of London, England. (Brigid Brown)
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The sprawling lawn and manicured bushes are quite calming when you first enter. (BB)
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The unassuming entranceway opens up to this magnificent glass house called The Palm House.(BB)
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The Palm House was built between 1844-1848. (BB)
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The Victorian glass atrium is home to tropical plants (and is very warm inside). (BB)
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The Museum of Economic Botany faces The Palm House from across the pond. (BB)
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Here’s a snap from inside The Palm House of the rose garden. (BB)
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Plants are believed to have healing powers. (BB)
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Kew features medicinal plants. (BB)
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There’s no shortage on flowers. (BB)
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And more flowers. (BB)
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The tower offsets the reflection pond. (BB)
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My friend Kimberly admires the calming waters. (BB)
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A quilt cushions these “tree huggers.” (BB)
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This lil’ one followed the older girls and gave the tree a hug. (BB)
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This is just one of the many sculptures found throughout the gardens. (BB)
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This is our type of garden.(BB)
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The Gin Garden was delightful and welcoming after a long walk. (BB)
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Here’s a peek at some of the ingredients used in the drinks. (BB)
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Don’t let the flower garnish fool you, gin is referred to as “Mother’s Ruin.” (BB)
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Cheers! (BB)

This Snapshot is just a glimpse of what Kew has to offer; you can see more attractions here.

Where should we go next? 

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Filed Under: Kew Gardens, Snapshot
By Brigid Brown