For a day out in London we chose Kew Gardens with friends who now live in London and had never been. This was probably a mistake as getting to London and chatting to our friends meant we didn't get to Kew early and there is so much to see. Didn't like the cost of entrance however, but children are free (we had none). The park is very large and many of the trees are superb; standing in large spaces all to themselves some of them are able to grow to their magnificent best. One really has to be a botanist to spend long in the palm house but beneath it there were water scapes where I enjoyed watching the first ever hermit crab I had seen. We did a lot of walking and looking and enjoyed the canopy walk, high above the ground. Even if you (like me) fear heights it is worth going up to admire trees up in the branches. There is a lift available only for people who have difficulty climbing stairs but everyone seemed to be using it. On a busy day it might have entailed a long wait. There is plenty of food available in the gardens and lots of buildings containing plants and some other exhibitions, but we were short of time............I think a full day is needed to get the most from the place. The best bit was definitely just wandering around. £4.50 will get you a day pass to the road train that you can hop and off at will. £62 will buy annual membership which we would certainly have if we lived within easy bussing distance but we don't.
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