Kew Royal Botanic Gardens

I spent a warm summer day last year in Kew Gardens, enjoying the beds and borders and getting inspiration for my own garden (which is actually a small balcony covered in flora). There is a lot of ground to cover there and I was pretty exhausted by the end of the day. Luckily my hotel room was only a few hundred metres from the Elizabeth Gate entrance.

Walking through the Queen’s Garden was probably the most rewarding for my nose. The strong, heady scent of lavenders floated in the air around it. It also has an impressive amount of herbs used historically for medicines, including some pretty bizarre treatments and “cures”, which are quoted from herbals published by scholars in the 17th century.

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