We bought the tickets online last week, I have wanted to visit Kew for a while now. So we got up reasonably early and left the house just after 10am, I wanted to drop the car off at the garage for a service, since we decided to let the train take the strain! It just so happens that the garage I use is right beside the station.
Two trains, and a short walk over Kew Bridge and we arrived
at the famous Kew Gardens.
and had a short walk to the Orangery Restaurant
where we had a coffee and Barb had a chelsea bun.
Apparently Mrs M stops on the roundabout beside the Orangery
on a daily basis, but we missed her today!
After we were revived from the coffee we headed over to the Palace
Luckily the driver of the Kew Explorer more than made up for this disappointment. Michael was amazing, his knowledge and brilliant dry sense of humour made the tour on his land train an absolute pleasure.
After lunch we made our way to the Pagoda, which has been standing in Kew for 255 years! We hadn't purchased tickets to climb this monumental piece of architecture as we entered the gardens, which was probably just as well as I don't think I would have made it to the top!
Near the entrance to the Pagoda was the Healing Giant, he is filled with medicinal plants and you can discover how they heal the body.
We had a great day out, but I think we need to make a return trip as there was so much we didn't manage to see, so to be continued...........
steps on fitbit tonight...15275......yes I will sleep well!