Thursday, 26 May 2016

A VISIT TO KEW GARDENS part two

THE PRINCESS OF WALES CONSERVATORY
Named after Princess Augusta.
Opened by in 1987 by Diana, Princess of Wales. This complex glasshouse contains ten climatic zones and a huge varity of plant life including cacti,ferns,orchids and waterlilies.










the glasshouse is enormous, a view of most of the outside.




The front .


the front area.


flowering cactus


The first area as you come through the door.


fabulous detail on these leaves.


A bird of Paradise plant in flower.


The flowers, Paul split our plant the day before we came hoping to encourage some flower production.


There was some raised benches at the sides in the first area for plants.


The gangway went right and


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the place was full of interesting plants like this one.


wide large beds.

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the warmth in some zones made the camera mist up.


There were people working on some of the area's.


Lots of different leave shapes and colours.


More misty camera but showing the differing levels of the gangways.


The was even an indoor waterfall.

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amazing plants that grow in a spiral !



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Loved these gorgeous pink hanging flowers.


One of the water area's . You can see an underground area in the top of the photo.


the water.


beautiful water lilies


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There was large fish in this pond also.


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the other end looking back.

The place is vast!

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Well that's what we photographed in the Princess of Wales conservatory, due to the vast size of it we somehow managed to miss the orchids but we'll see them on our next visit.


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4 comments:

  1. OH! I've been THERE! Thanks for the memories!

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    1. Bet that Paul was in his element here!!!

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