Kew Gardens | Royal Botanic | Photo Diary

If there is one place you should visit in your lifetime, it should be Kew Gardens Royal Botanic.  I was surprised by my Boyfriend one hot and Sunny Morning, after years of desperately wanting to go.  I had no idea HOW many photos I took but ended up with a hell of a lot.  So I present to you a photo diary of the day, for nature lovers alike.

Kew Gardens was just as beautiful, as I could have imagined and more.  As a great lover of nature and all things green.  I knew this would be one of my favourite places on Earth.  I’m a true sucker for big leafy and exotic plants, beautiful flowers and trees.  And this day was magnified all the more, with beautiful crisp skies and fluffy white clouds.  The day couldn’t be more perfect.

WHAT TO WEAR

Well lets start off with, you can’t go wrong with wearing a pair of flats.  Trainers, Converse, Vans, flat forms anyone of those will do.  I decided on wearing flip flops for the day anyway.  But kind of regretted this, as we walked practically all over Kew Gardens.  Be sure to wear comfy clothes too, loose not tight.  I wore a cute oversized t-shirt, which I got a couple of days prior, from Missguided.  Featured in another post very soon.

WHERE TO EAT

Kew Gardens has six restaurants and cafés.  My Boyfriend and I were very hungry by the time we arrived, and so literally bee lined for the first grazing station.  That was Orangery, Lovely and spacious.  High ceilings, pretty decor and lovely Victorian windows.  There was enough variety food, to suit most.  So there were some vegan options.  I remember having a very tasty salad.  As it was a very hot day, I didn’t feel like much else.  So I did manage to squeeze in a chocolate fruit chia seed pudding, elder flower drink and sea salt crisp, oops.

WHERE TO START AND FINISH

Palm House, was designed by Decimus Burton and built in 1844 by Richard Turner.  And sits opposite Palm House Pond.  Palm House, houses some of the worlds famous plants from all over the world, such as Africa, Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific Islands.  The pond is home to tropical fish, Japanese Koi and SwansIt is super humid in Palm House, so I’d leave the hair straighteners for the day.

The best place to finish is equally as humid, for the purpose of more tropical plants.  Set inside the Princess of Wales (Princess Diana) Conservatory.  This has to be my second favourite place as it houses Cacti, Aloe, Venus Fly Traps, Ferns, Orchids and many more.

KEW GARDENS ROYAL BOTANIC, is the most perfect place for plant, landscape and a great backdrop for fashion photography.

Do you have a favourite plant?  If so share in the comments section.  Mine is Cacti.

Natoya : ) xo

Orangery | Restaurant

Palm House Pond

Palm House

Temperate House

Treetop Walkway

Great Pagoda

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