In 2008, my best friend and I went to England. We had a wonderful time wandering around the streets of London, visiting historic places, browsing through fancy stores and museums. And gardens, of course!
For today's post I thought I'd show some photos from Kew Gardens, the Royal Botanical Gardens in London.
|The Nosegay Garden|
I could never explain what a nosegay garden is as well as
the following sign. I hope it's not too small to read.
|the Formal Garden|
As I understand it, these very structured gardens
were meant to look especially lovely, when viewed
from an upper window.
|a pretty water feature|
|the Rose Arbour|
I loved it here.
|a better look at the roses climbing|
on the arbour
Below is a photo of a lovely cottage which is on the Kew Gardens grounds. It was built for the royal family, in the 1700s. It was used for the family of Queen Charlotte for things like picnics. You can't go into the inside, but there are pictures and more information on the website here: Cottage.
I was really sorry to have just missed English Bluebell season - I could see the spent blooms just positively everywhere around this beautiful cottage.
|Queen Charlotte's Cottage|
Happy Gardening, everyone.