It is short walk down a residential street from the station towards the Gardens. From the minute I got off the train I had that feeling that I wished I lived here. Gorgeous houses with equally gorgeous gardens and so close to the immense, wonderful gardens of Kew.
There is so much to see here, that is is hard to know where to start but we decided to head to the tropical Palm House first.
We decided to walk towards the treetop walk and even though there was lots that we wouldn't see today because of the time of year, like the rose gardens, the rhodedendrons and the azaleas, there was still plenty of natures beautiful blooms to see along the way.
|on the ground|
|in the trees|
The Treetop walk is a 200m long circular walkway, 18m off the ground giving great panoramic views of the park. There were 8 flights of stairs. I counted as I puffed my way up them. It would be lovely in summer when all the trees are lush with leaves but actually I am starting to like these bare trees.
We were feeling rather hungry by now and set off to find the Orangery Restaurant for some lunch. On the way we came across a fairy ring of mushrooms - with a difference.