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Kew Gardens Views

The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew are extensive  enough to spend an entire day there.  Admission to Kew Gardens includes the TemperatHouses,e Houses, Hot  Treetop Walkway and Kew Palace.   And here there are Flowers at Kew and Orchids at Kew

The Pagoda requires a further charge, paid at the main gate.  When I was there it was £4.  I told them that £4 was not enough they’d have to pay me at least 50 quid to go up that.

The  nearest rail station, to the main gates,  is Kew Bridge (South West Trains).  Then turn right out of the station then left over the bridge and first right to the main gates.

Kew Gardens Cottage

Kew Gardens Tree Kew Gardens Monkey Puzzle Tree Kew Gardens Bridge

Kew Gardens Pagoda

Kew Gardens Rockery

Kew Gardens Japanese Gardens Waterfall

Kew Gardens Statue of Gardener


Hall Place Gardens

Hall Place is a little north of Bexley (not Bexley Heath) to the east of London.    The gardens are free, there is a large car park, the rail station is not far away, there is small butterfly house, entrance to the hall is £8 and it makes a great day out.  The hall dates back to about 1540 and was built on the site of a manor house built about 1240.  More at The Hall Place Website,  Hall Place Interiors  and  History of Hall Place.
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Hall Place, Bexley

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Topiary at Hall Place
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The Queens Beasts

More about the Queens Beasts
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The Queen's Beasts - Topiary
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The Cray River at Hall Place
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Views at Hall Place
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Hall Place Gardens
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… and this is part of their very interesting  art gallery
Art Gallery at Hall Place