Who doesn't like a post with lots of pictures and not very many words. (In contrast with the previous post.) Especially when the pictures are of beautiful flowers.
(As always, click on the thumbnails to enlarge.)
These are from Kew Gardens. We took the train to London Bridge, then the tube to Westminster and then a river boat ride to Kew. There is a castle there and the beautiful River Thames. But these are all of the beautiful gardens:
The next two are from the garden at Westminster Abbey -- kind of a secret garden effect since it's in the back of the imposing buildings and is walled in:
This is the Conservatory and some garden pictures from the Horniman Museum and Gardens at Forest Hill -- the next railroad stop North from us or a quick and easy bus ride (about 2 miles).
There are hundreds and hundreds of beautiful parks around the city, but this one feels like our own since it's so close.
Here are a couple of bonus garden pictures.
These last three are complete ringers! They were taken at "The Potterf Gardens of Alvadore" the day before we left Oregon. And about a week earlier than the ones at Forest Hill. You can tell that the climate and growing seasons are similar.
Also that the flowers and gardens look a lot the same, even though I believe there are considerably fewer gardeners at work at Alvadore!