Visiting the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens was a great experience outside of London’s city centre. Being London’s only 300 acre UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kew Gardens have stunning glasshouses and beautiful scenery which can be taken in at ground level or from high up during the tree top walk.
We were fortunate enough to visit the gardens on a beautiful day. The glasshouses were highlighted by the sun and the flowers stood out with their vibrant colours. The treetop walk was an incredible experience. Situated 18m above ground, we walked through the treetops and took in the breathtaking views of Kew Gardens.
There are plenty of places to explore around the garden, some people took in the sun while reading a book, some by having a picnic. It’s the perfect place to get in touch with nature and even local wildlife. I was so excited when I saw a squirrel for the first time, I stalked the poor thing for a long time, I needed to photograph it!
Kew Gardens is an ideal day trip out of London, a perfect opportunity to take in the fresh air and have a moment to simply relax. The gardens are easily accessible by train with Kew Bridge Station located 800m from the Elizabeth Gate entrance.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew