Kew Gardens is without doubt one of the most well known and highly regarded botanical institutions in the World. A long and rich history, coupled with the passion, knowledge and expertise make this a truly wonderful place to visit.
This autumn, there are of course a multitude of fascinating attractions at Kew, but one of my personal favourites is the newly restored and recently re-opened Temperate House.
The main atrium of the house is split into location specific beds, with three additional smaller wing houses for Africa, Western Australia and Asia.
The temperate house makes for an impressive display, with everything from palms, to cycads and tree ferns. It is truly an exotic plant lovers delight. As the glass house has only recently re-opened, it is effectively a new glass house. Having undergone a five year restoration, it is a testament to all the people who have worked so hard to get it open again.
Here is an impressive view of some of the tree ferns in the Australian bed in the main atrium.
There are as previously mentioned a vast amount of attractions to visit at Kew Gardens, this is a truly a gem. With all the glasshouses, exceptional borders, woodlands and rock garden. Not forgetting of course the Pagoda, Treetop Walkway, Sackler Crossing etc. This makes a magical day out for everybody, not just plant enthusiasts.