I thought I would share a few more pictures from our visit to Kew Gardens today. These pictures were taken inside the Palm House, which is basically the largest glass greenhouse I have ever laid eyes on. I cannot even imagine how many people it would take to keep this greenhouse up and running.
This is a picture of just one of the many walkways. It totally felt like we were walking in a jungle. There were banana trees, but no monkeys.
Although there were about 10 million shades of green, only a few flowers were in bloom. But the textures, holy cow these plants had some amazing textures.
Ever wonder where the oldest pot plant in the world is being held?
Apparently at the Kew. I think the meant potted plant. Don’t you?
I almost fell over when I saw this.
Can you believe it is a macadamia nut cluster? Eeeeeeek!
I bet Tommy Bahama totally got his ideas here.
Potted plants galore.
Check out this antique spiral staircase. It’s the only way to the top. You would never be able to use a staircase like this one here in the US. Why? Because it’s too steep and a small child could fall through the cracks. They would have to hire 10 people just to allow one person to go up the staircase at a time. Which is one thing I absolutely LOVE about traveling in Europe. They seriously expect you to use your common sense.
Here is a small view from above.
Isn’t it amazing? I wonder if he HH would let me install one in the backyard?
A Girl can dream, right?