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Kew Gardens

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Wow ok. How has 6 months flown by. Doesn't everyone say this? Everything's moving so fast. I finally get some time to sit down and talk about my most recent trip to Europe. I took 463 photos and narrowed it down to a good 100. I'm going to start with the most lush visit of all, Kew Gardens.

 

 I know I haven't been to many botanical gardens in my lifetime, but this has to be the most magical of them all. I seriously felt like I was in an old 1800's English fairytale. This Temperate House is the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world! Took nearly 40 years to complete!!

I know I haven't been to many botanical gardens in my lifetime, but this has to be the most magical of them all. I seriously felt like I was in an old 1800's English fairytale. This Temperate House is the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world! Took nearly 40 years to complete!!

 Walking through the various gardens, we found the  Treetop Walkway . We all freaked out when we noticed the walkways swaying side to side in the wind!

Walking through the various gardens, we found the Treetop Walkway. We all freaked out when we noticed the walkways swaying side to side in the wind!

 We were pretty high up. Now is when I realize why they swayed: "Designed to flex slightly in the wind so it does not break in high winds." 

We were pretty high up. Now is when I realize why they swayed: "Designed to flex slightly in the wind so it does not break in high winds." 

 Before taking this photo, we were in a beautiful area where there was a group of school children doing a project. It was so sweet seeing them build little structures out of natural materials they found around the garden. Some girls built flower crowns, not the obnoxious kind from music festivals, but very delicate and princess like crowns. Some students built domes out of thin sticks! Imagine having a school trip like this when young! I hope they remember that when they grow older.

Before taking this photo, we were in a beautiful area where there was a group of school children doing a project. It was so sweet seeing them build little structures out of natural materials they found around the garden. Some girls built flower crowns, not the obnoxious kind from music festivals, but very delicate and princess like crowns. Some students built domes out of thin sticks! Imagine having a school trip like this when young! I hope they remember that when they grow older.

 After eating lunch and shopping around the gift shop (where I finally got to meet my dream plant, the Pilea Peperomioides) we turned the corner and saw this hunk of glass and iron. Excuse me but how gorgeous is this structure?! The bulbous ends and tall door entrance are so grand to me.

After eating lunch and shopping around the gift shop (where I finally got to meet my dream plant, the Pilea Peperomioides) we turned the corner and saw this hunk of glass and iron. Excuse me but how gorgeous is this structure?! The bulbous ends and tall door entrance are so grand to me.

 Reminds me of Windows XP and 90's alternative music videos.

Reminds me of Windows XP and 90's alternative music videos.

 Inside the  Palm House . 

Inside the Palm House

 The  Waterlily House ! The humidity in here was the same amount as getting in a car during the summer.

The Waterlily House! The humidity in here was the same amount as getting in a car during the summer.

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 They dye the water black so that fungus doesn't grow!

They dye the water black so that fungus doesn't grow!

 There were so many species of bees here that I've never seen before.

There were so many species of bees here that I've never seen before.

 My favorite!!  Princess of Wales Conservatory  with 10 different climate zones. Take me to another world Princess Di!

My favorite!! Princess of Wales Conservatory with 10 different climate zones. Take me to another world Princess Di!

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