In my last holiday post I wrote about the beauty of the outside parts of Kew Gardens, along with my encounters with its feathery animal kind. I visited each of the conservatories hoping to find an example of a vanilla pod vine. Alas I didn't manage to find this illusive greenery but I found so many other wonders.
There were floral wonders (and of course the obligatory shot of a fuschia)
Pond inhabiting and surrounding beauties
Cacti and Succulents which would never otherwise survive the UK climate
And edibles - ok this was inside the Orangery, but it was just as great as any of the conservatory items above (it was a smoked salmon sandwich with a 'side' of artichoke, tomato and greens salad, totally yum)
What a lovely day!
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