With a long-overdue hot weekend on the agenda, the boy and I finally made our first trip to the Kew’s Royal Botanic Gardens, which is the world’s largest collection of living plants and has been open for over 250 years.
Of course the heavens opened the minute we got off the train but despite initial fears we’d have to abandon our plans, we opted to shelter in the pub with a roast dinner and a cider and thankfully the sunshine made a reappearance.
Once in the grounds we took a long stroll, admired Grade I and II listed buildings, climbed 18 metres into the treetops, cooed over teeny Moorhen chicks, got frizzy-haired in the humidity of the Palm House, and enjoyed a refreshing pit-stop at the Orangery. All in all, the perfect lazy Sunday. What did you get up to this weekend?
What I wore: Glamorous dip hem dress* | River Island gladiator sandals | Marc by Marc Jacobs bag via Bloomingdales | Accessorize floral corsage | ASOS cats eye sunglasses | No7 Wild Volume lipstick in Gay GeraniumKew Gardens, Richmond, TW9 3AB (nearest tube Kew Gardens / Richmond)