RIGHT ON KEW
For the past few years, every Summer I say ‘ I must go to Kew Gardens because I have never been.’ You know what it’s like when you live in a city: you never go to its big tourist spots. So myself and Andy were going to go last Saturday (6th Sept) but the weather was bloody awful, so we put it back. But the forecast was good for this Saturday (13th Sept) so we thought, ‘what the hell’ and jumped in the car and drove to Southwest London. The residents of Southwest London are very lucky as they have places like Chiswick House, Ham House and Osterley on their doorstep as well as areas like Richmond and Barnes. Kew Gardens can be added to that list: in the surprising sunshine, they are absolutely spectacular, an oasis in the city.We were exceptionally lucky with the weather There are a number of lakes and ponds that enhance its beauty and tranquility but it is truly is an amazing place. I admit I am not a plant aficionado but that is unimportant: you can visit Kew and find yourself a quiet corner. The only slight drawback is the fact that it’s on Heathrow’s flight path so there are planes every 60 seconds and it’s quite expensive to get into (£13). But it’s well worth a visit. Kew Palace, the house at the entrance of the Gardens, is not: it’s a small Georgian house not worthy of the title ‘Palace’. Just admire its exterior and save yourself a fiver…
Here are some photos of Kew Gardens…