Kew Gardens Experience Days
There's nothing like spending a few hours strolling around beautiful gardens to give you inspiration and thought for your own patch at home.
The world famous Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, are situated in Richmond, Surrey. Amongst other things, they boast a Treetop Walkaway, which offers spectactular views of the treetops and gardens below, the Palm House and Rose Garden. The Palm House is one the largest surviving Victorian glasshouses in the world, whilst the Waterlily House has some of the world's largest water lilies and the smallest, too!
The Princess of Wales Conservatory has 10 different climatic zones; these include a cacti section, an orchid section and an area for carniverous plants, while the Alpine House holds the small, delicate flowers that grow in high mountain areas. The Arboretum has the 'Old Lions', Kew's oldest trees; some have been growing in the Gardens since their beginning in 1759!
You could look at buying a garden lover a gift from Kew's online shop, or you could look at treating them to a Kew Gardens Experience. Here are some ideas from gift experience companies...
The gardens are home to one of the world's largest living plant collections. Explore Kew's many gardens, glasshouses and special instalments, and step inside the rooms and hallways of the very grand Kew Palace!
Visit to Kew Gardens and Palace with Cream Tea for Two
As well as Entrance for two Adults to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and entrance to The Hive, you can explore the gardens and take a Kew Explorer Land Train Tour!
Enjoy some time touring the gardens and drinking in the scents and sights of their beauty - then head off for a choice of traditional, vegetarian or gardener’s afternoon tea for two at Kew Garden’s Botanical restaurant, with exceptional views over the Pond and Palm House. £89.00 from Virgin Experince Days
|Kew Gardens Private Guided Walking Tour and Admission for Two |
Have a private guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Over an hour, a guide will show you the best bits of these world famous gardens! Visit the Princess of Wales Conservatory, delve into the rainforest and stroll along the treetop walkway, enjoy the tranquil lily pond and spend the rest of the day just enjoying the gardens. £100 from Red Letter Days
Combine Kew Gardens with another activity or attraction to visit
Kew Gardens Visit and River Cruise from Central London for Two
|If your loved ones can't get to Kew, what about giving them a book about Kew or from Kew? There are a huge number of angles to choose from, such as the The Kew Gardener's Guide to Growing Herbs, pictured right, cookery books, colouring books, photography books, botannical illustration, gardening books (as in for example how to grow herbs), diaries and calendars. View the Kew Garden books available from Amazon|