Continuing the photo tour of Kew Gardens, here’s a view of the striking Sackler Crossing bridge.
Made from granite and bronze and opened in May 2006, the bridge won a special award from the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2008.
Commissioned in 1859 and designed by architect Decimus Burton and ironfounder Richard Turner, the Temperate House covers 4880 square metres and rises to a height of 19 metres.
Like father, like son.
Checking out the fish.
I liked these dumpling-style hedges!
Photographing the photograph.
There was a sustainability fair going on when we visited.
This was a little too ‘corporate branded’ for my liking…
The smallest of the British royal palaces, Kew Palace was built by Samuel Fortrey around 1631 and later purchased by George III.
Hide and seek.
Planted around 1760, this Japanese Pagoda tree is one of the few remaining trees from the original nine acre botanic garden on the site.
The strikingly modern lines of the Princess of Wales Conservatory, designed by architect Gordon Wilson and opened in 1987
Opened in 2006, the latest Alpine House has a roof that extends to a height of 10 metres.
A last view of the Palm House.