We took a trip from London to Kew to visit Kew Gardens in 2012. It's a wonderful place and you should go visit if you have the chance.
The main greenhouse at Kew is a nicely Victorian view, mildy "reminiscent" (because you weren't alive) of the Crystal Palace of 1851.
Cacti are kewls.
So fluffy! Also, spiky
passionfruit has wonderful flowers.
this shot. Because why not.
...or something. It looked funky! Creeper vine on what looks a little like sassafras, but I can't be sure.
Pretty sure these are alocasia, but I could be mistaken. I missed the actual sign.
Apparently upvotes DO grow on trees!
Not sure what this was. Neat, though
I finally remembered to write down what they're called. Black grass. Still very weird.
The hothouse greenhouse, with lots of succulents and cacti. Damn pretty.
No matter how imposing a botanical garden, there is always room for a crocus or two.
upside down, so you get a sense of how big trees are. This is pretty much how much root it'll have, too.
See what I did there? So witty.... I'm sorry >_>
HDR, panorama, etc. etc. 14 shots? I think? This was an automerge export from Lightroom 5 into Photoshop CC, then cropped to a (nearly) 1:1 aspect
A small structure in Kew gardens, King Williams' temple is a bit like a mausoleum, but then as a remembrence structure more than actual mausoleum. After we walked over to it, there was a rather docile European robin hipping around it, looking for food, completely unperturbed by human presence. It was very cute.
Or not.... ? Palm trees. So neat.