Tag Archives: Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens 10th Smile

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Kew – Indonesian Orchid Festival …

by night.

As last year Kew Gardens had Orchid Festival.

This time all Orchids come from Indonesia.

New this year was for me :

I got a slot for Orchids by night.

A different experience which was fantastic.

Not only I see all Orchids

submersed in different lights

also there were Indonesian dancers, music,

food tasters (we had a great Indonesian soup and Ginger Tea)

and a wonderful atmosphere.

Enjoy some of the pictures I took.

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A great visit

I will I go by day again soon.

All photos taken by me at Kew Gardens.

Kew Gardens 8th Smile

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Kew – a destination always worth it.

When ever you go,

it is exciting.

Every time there are different plants blooming,

there are more plants to discover and

I can practice and take pictures with my new phone camera.

You can never get tired of this beautiful Garden.

Some close ups

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All photos taken by me at Kew Gardens.

 

 

Kew Gardens 7th Smile

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On a beautiful day another visit to Kew Gardens.

There is currently

an exhibition of Dale Chihuly‘s Glass Art in the midst of all plants.

It was a brilliant day with so much to see.

It started off with this amazing glass art sculpture.

While you walk around with me

you see his radiant colours of those glass art pieces

in the midst of plants in Kew.

They fit in so well.

Please click on the individual photo to enlarge,

All photos taken by me at Kew Gardens.

 

Unroll the Beauty

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When I was at Kew Gardens last time

I was fascinated by the fern growing.

 

 

The way it unrolls itself, looking like an ammonite first…

each stem …..

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unrolls ……

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then each little side branch unrolls separately

with more leaves unrolling.

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Everything unrolls slowly to perfection,

all in good time.

Nature is fascinating.

 

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Adopt the pace of nature.

Her secret is patience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

all pictures taken by me at Kew Gardens.

Kew Gardens 6th Smile – Orchid Festival

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‘He has made everything beautiful in it’s time.’

Ecclesiastes 3,11

 

and to bring the beauty from all over the world,

Kew Gardens is celebrating the Orchid Festival until March 10th.

It really is a festival of colours, sounds and beauty.

This year there are Orchids

from the world’s most biodiverse county: Colombia.

Breathtaking displays of orchids,

a sweet smell,

accompanied with Colombian music,

even the cacti have hats on….

 

Let me take you through with this donkey:

 

Animals made include a toucan,  a swimming turtle…..

A sloth

 

and a life sized Jaguar

 

There are 1000’s species of orchids,

different colours, different sizes.

Enjoy the show:

 

 

Please click on the individual photo to enlarge.

All photos taken by me at Kew Gardens.

 

 

Kew Gardens 5th Smile – Temperate House

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A cold day in Kew Gardens and so many things to see:

The Temperate house is home to an internationally important collection of temperate zone plants, including some of the rarest and most threatened.

It is the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world.

As a Listed Grade 1 building, it has been restored to its new glory and re opened in May 2018.

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Walk with me and enjoy the rare and beautiful plants.

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Each plant showing off its beauty in different ways.

There is a spiral staircase to walk up along the Gallery.

The view is fantastic, and the sun was shining.

On my way out I passed the gift shop and found some lovely Bamboo socks.

I couldn’t resist.

 

I’ll be back at Kew very soon!

all pictures taken by me at Kew Garden

Kew Gardens 4th Smile by night

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Early darkness invites to many lights.

With Christmas coming up

what is better to combine light with Christmas

and start the Christmas season in the big garden.

Kew’s Christmas Lights!

 

My favourite new flowers in Kew!

 

 

There were light shows with music, laser light pictures projected on a screen of a water fountain, green laser lights with fog, amazing displays of colourful lights, a whole field of lights changing colour with the rhythm of the music and much more. Too much to capture everything on camera. Of course there was mulled wine and hot chocolate too!

I did capture it all in my memory!

Please click on the picture to enlarge them.

All pictures taken by me at Kew Gardens.