April is meant to be the month of sunshine and showers, but for me, this week has been sunshine and flowers, oh and perhaps a bit of cake!
|Surprise flowers from a good friend|
|A thoughtful pressie from Oli and Sarah|
|Flowers from Rose|
We also enjoyed some lovely cupcakes that Sarah and Oli had chosen for me, they were all very tempting and different flavours, so it was hard to pick which one to have!
|First warm, sunny day of the year, at last enjoying the summerhouse and garden!|
|Yes I can see myself!|
Kew Gardens is a World Heritage Site and houses one of the world's largest and most diverse botanical collections and it's a beautiful place to visit in spring with some magnificent displays. I think we took enough photographs to make an album on it's own, which I'm going to do and I think we are already planning another visit as there is so much to see there and we didn't have time for everything. It will also be totally different in another season.
Here are a few of the photographs, which hopefully will show how stunning this place is.
|Magnolia in the sky|
|Inside the Temperate House|
|Overflowing with blossom|
|The world's largest surviving Victorian glass structure|
|Water lily pond|
|Is it snowing again?|
|I'm just an old greenhouse!|
|Princess of Wales Conservatory|
This week has been such an uplifting and enjoyable one and my birthday celebrations have seemed to carry on every day. I'm grateful I have been well enough to enjoy it to the full with my family and friends. I certainly got the warm sunshine and flowers I've been waiting for!
Kew Gardens: disabled parking and it's free; nice and flat for a wheelchair; you can borrow a wheelchair or scooter when you get there; concessions for disabled and their carers; most of it easily accessible; plenty of cafes and benches to take a rest; plenty of those all important loos and a couple of nice gift shops and that's on top of all the magnificent scenery!
|Who said I can't go anywhere exotic anymore!|
|A sweeping carpet of early bluebells|