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Kew gardens

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.

2012-11-14 03:41:35

Welcome to Kew

The main greenhouse at Kew is a nicely Victorian view, mildy "reminiscent" (because you weren't alive) of the Crystal Palace of 1851.

2012-11-14 03:47:46

Garden art

Very industrial

2012-11-14 03:53:09


Cacti are kewls.

2012-11-14 03:55:35


So fluffy! Also, spiky

2012-11-14 04:09:18


passionfruit has wonderful flowers.

2012-11-14 04:14:05

And for my desktop:

this shot. Because why not.

2012-11-14 04:16:46

Coil in hand

...or something. It looked funky! Creeper vine on what looks a little like sassafras, but I can't be sure.

2012-11-14 04:17:38


Pretty sure these are alocasia, but I could be mistaken. I missed the actual sign.

2012-11-14 04:25:13

I found the upvote tree

Apparently upvotes DO grow on trees!

2012-11-14 04:27:39


Not sure what this was. Neat, though

2012-11-14 04:31:36

Ophiopogon planiscapus Nigrescens

I finally remembered to write down what they're called. Black grass. Still very weird.

2012-11-14 04:34:24

Kew is quite pretty

The hothouse greenhouse, with lots of succulents and cacti. Damn pretty.

2012-11-14 04:36:55


No matter how imposing a botanical garden, there is always room for a crocus or two.

2012-11-14 04:40:47

The white

... tree.

upside down, so you get a sense of how big trees are. This is pretty much how much root it'll have, too.

2012-11-14 04:44:15


See what I did there? So witty.... I'm sorry >_>

2012-11-14 04:57:17

A shiny tree

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

2012-11-14 05:55:21

King William's temple

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.

2012-11-14 06:43:27


Or not.... ? Palm trees. So neat.

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