I was hoping to visit these very famous royal gardens in spring, and the see all the beautiful flowers, but it did not work out like I thought because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the lockdown we had in London, it was closed for the spring period. Luckily, I managed to return now, in the autumn.
This Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is an amazing space, which hold thousands of different plant species. It has various green houses, and monuments, and amazing trails for you to follow.
The autumn colours make the place pretty magical, unlocking an explosion of colours. Last time I visited, it was practically in winter. You can check out my last post about it here : https://wordpress.com/post/ultimatetravel.blog/9950
One of the highlights of my visit this time was the Pagoda. Last time I was there it was being refurbished, and I was so excited to see it.
The Great Pagoda was designed by Sir William Chambers and completed in 1762 as a gift for Princess Augusta, the founder of the botanic gardens at Kew. It offered one of the earliest and finest bird’s eye views of London. Now that is being restored back to its former glamour, you can climb the 253 steps to the top, but at the moment this is not permitted due to restrictions due to the pandemic.
I am glad I came back in autumn this time, and I am looking forward to visit again next spring.