May 18, 2023.Reading time 11 minutes.
I’ve often written about the world famous Kew Gardens, which I’m lucky to live very close to. I even recorded a whole year back in 2015 (click here) when I visited the gardens each month and delighted in keeping a close watch on all the changes through the year and gaining a better understanding the […]
March 9, 2021.Reading time 9 minutes.
I’ve been busy with my job as a freelance book editor but a bit of serendipity was in play when I found that a short break while waiting for a new job to arrive coincided with the forecast of a sunny day. There was really only one thing to do: book an entry slot at […]
April 22, 2018.Reading time 7 minutes.
Once upon a time, about twenty-odd years ago, I used to pick my children up from school and for an occasional treat we would drive to Kew and have tea in The Original Maids of Honour tea rooms. Since I began the blog – nearly 7 years ago – we have been saying that ‘we […]
December 28, 2015.Reading time 11 minutes.
With only days left in the year, I thought I should take advantage of the sunny morning and head to Kew Gardens to write the last post in my A Year in Kew Gardens series. It was a fairly spontaneous decision to start the project after a visit here in January but it’s brought me unexpected joy […]
November 22, 2015.Reading time 3 minutes.
I’ve had a cold for a week so my energy is a bit depleted, but I couldn’t resist heading to Kew Gardens this morning for a walk with the sun shining brightly in the crisp wintery air. I was also running out of time to do the November post of my A Year in Kew […]
October 25, 2015.Reading time 4 minutes.
I woke to sun and thus it was the perfect morning to go to Kew Gardens to do the October post of my A Year in Kew Gardens series. Due to the influx of rugby fans for the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham, I decided it wasn’t sensible to move my car from its place […]
August 23, 2015.Reading time 8 minutes.
It was a bit hit and miss whether I’d make it to Kew Gardens this morning for my August post in the A Year in Kew series on the blog. After yesterday’s glorious day of summer, rain was forecast for today from late morning. But, with a busy week ahead, it was rather a case […]
June 7, 2015.Reading time 8 minutes.
It was a lovely sunny morning for my June visit to Kew for the ‘A Year in Kew Gardens’ project on the blog. Such a lot had changed in four weeks. The bluebells had died down, the wisteria flowers had gone and there wasn’t a tulip in sight. However, there was riot of colour everywhere […]
March 8, 2015.Reading time 4 minutes.
I woke to a beautiful sunny morning and since it’s four weeks since I wrote my February post about ‘life at Kew Gardens through 2015’, it seemed an ideal time to write the March edition. As always, I got there just as the gardens opened at 9.30am. I noticed immediately that it was busier, even […]