Sunday, 4 September 2016

Kew Gardens

Not long ago, my best friend and I went to visit the beautiful Kew Gardens for the day and so I just thought I'd post a few photos from our visit.

Kew Gardens is the world's most famous Botanic Garden. Located in Richmond, it is a beautiful place to come for the day or even a few hours. It's absolutely huge and so is gorgeous to just walk around but also has a few cafes, historical and learning areas and plenty of activities and playgrounds for kids.


Trousers : ASOS (Similar Here)




Sandals : New Look (Similar Here and Here)


Leather Jacket : H&M (Similar Here)



Top : Primark (Similar at New Look Here and Here)


There are some very impressive greenhouses in Kew Gardens and I absolutely loved looking round at all the gorgeous different flowers, trees and crops from around the world. 



The Hive is their newest installation I believe, and was really quite cool to see. It's built of aluminium and it's lattice effect is incorporated with 1000 LED lights. These lights light up and a hum is generated in response to the activity of real honey bees in a particular beehive at Kew. The technology behind it is quite fascinating and there are tours and talks going on throughout the day, which we happened to overhear when visiting. 

There's also these little stands inside the 'Hive' that vibrate and the instructions on it tell you that holding a lolly-pop stick in a particular way (for example between your teeth or in your ear!) and pressing it to the vibrating stand generates a different noise/vibration and these differences are how the bees communicate different signals inside their hive! How cool!




Another brilliant part was the Treetop Walkway where I short walkway has been built 18 metres high offering some brilliant views of the surrounding trees! 

Anyone ever been to Kew Gardens? 




4 comments :

  1. This place looks like so much fun! I bet the treetop walkway offers incredible view! Also, you look gorgeous, Josie! x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. N'awww thanks so much Leta, that's made my day! It's such a lovely place to go, you're right it does!!

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  2. Wow, this is really gorgeous! It kind of reminds me of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The Hive is so neat to look at. What a cool concept. Loving the outfit as well. Perfect for spending the day in a garden or park. Hope you have a great weekend!

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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    1. Ooh I'd love to visit Golden Gate Park! Thanks very much, you too!

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