There’s only one way to do Spring in England.
The minute the sun comes out, you have to rush out and make the most of the weather while it lasts.
Tough life, but eh, I’m not the one making the rules!
One of the very best place to enjoy a spot of Spring sunshine is the Kew Gardens.
Founded in 1840 (!!), its living collections include over 30,000 different kinds of plants.
Including tulip fields as far as the eyes can see…
…and a stunning tropical glasshouse.
Complete with palm leaves big enough to double as umbrellas!
Take that, unexpected April showers!
Go up the stairways and you’ll find yourself at the top of the floral world.
A view from above is always a good idea before going back down & explore every tiny detail of Kew’s fantastic collections.
Delicate flower bunches…
…leaves in every shade of green…
… some truly bizarre plants…
… and some just plain beautiful!
Take advantage of a ray of sunshine to hop to the Waterlily house.
A small but perfectly formed glasshouse, home to some of Kew Gardens most beautiful specimens.
Including these beauties, and many, many more!
If the weather forecast is fine, take a stroll around the park to see Kew’s gardeners’ incredible flower arrangements.
… or just let your inner dog run wild after the park’s wildlife!
The Princess of Wales Conservatory is another must do on a visit to the Kew Gardens.
Recreating ten climatic zones under one roof, it’s home to some of Kew’s most vibrant specimens.
There are flowers every colour of the rainbow.
Delicate tiny blossoms live side by side with gigantic ones (such as this impressive Amorphophallus titanum, who only bloom once every couple of years and is said to smell rather horrible).
And then there are the always fascinating carnivorous plants…
Newt time you’re nearby, go! I’m sure will find it absolutely succulent!
Just make sure you make a pit stop at The Orangerie on the way.
With floor to ceiling windows, white wood, loads of evergreens and the moistest of carrot cake, the place is an Instagramers’ dream come true.
… but then the blossoming magnolia trees aren’t doing half bad at that either!
A truly unbe-leaf-able place!
So many beautiful plants I didn’t want to leaf!
Find more info (and book tickets) here