Kew Gardens

Me in Kew Gardens: wearing a Glamourous dress, floral corsage, gladiator sandals, cats eye sunglasses and a Marc Jacobs handbag

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 Geranium

Kew Gardens, Richmond, TW9 3AB (nearest tube Kew Gardens / Richmond)

Signpost for Kew GardensKew Gardens: the path to Temperence HouseMe in Kew Gardens: wearing a Glamourous dress, floral corsage, gladiator sandals, cats eye sunglasses and a Marc Jacobs handbagKew Gardens: Temperence HouseWasp on flowers in Kew GardensKew Gardens' treetop walkwayJapanese Garden in Kew GardensSmelling Agapanthus Praecox 'Giganteus' (African Lily) flower in the Walled Garden at KewPagoda in Kew GardensPeacock in Kew GardensWaterfall and spiral staircase in Kew GardensPretty flowers in Kew GardensGrasshopper in long grass at Kew GardensFlowers outside the Palm House at Kew GardensKew Gardens' treetop walkwayWasp on a yellow rose at Kew GardensInside the Palm House at Kew GardensSummer's sunset over the pond at Kew Gardens

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  • The Style Box

    You look amazing! Love that colour on you – and those red lips! Fab!
    Gorgeous photos as always

  • Kate {Modette}

    You are so gorgeous! I love what you wore! x

    Kate {Modette}

  • Rachael C

    Beautiful photos. Love the dress to x

  • Andrea


  • Rebecca

    aha, Andrea’s comment may be short, but it’s definitely to the point! You look amazing, and the colour of the dress suits you so much. I’d LOVE to go to Kew, but it’s just so, so far away from where I live, sigh, at least I can pretend I’m visiting through your photos! xx

  • Beautiful Things


    That reminds me – I must make another visit to Kew Gardens soon.

  • Anna

    Aww you look lovely doll, glad the rain pretty much stayed away – at least for the piccies! xx

    South Molton St Style

  • Style StreetStalker

    Beautiful photography!!!


  • camilla

    that dress is divine!

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

  • Kiki

    LOL…I got a bit worried when I initially landed on your footie page, but this blog made it all better.
    Anyhow, thank you for your comment and…you have a lovely blog. I think I have to perhaps visit a bit more often. :)

  • Kylie

    Ah your weekend looked more relaxing than mine, I was sweating my balls off lugging boxes and being del boy at a carboot sale :) love this dress on you, royal blue is your colour. Beautiful photos xx

  • Melissa Araujo

    Great and beautiful photos

  • .saboskirt.

    These are all beautiful photos. The flowers were all amazing.

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!

  • Andrea

    Beautiful pictures! Kew Gardens looks like a great place for a Sunday afternoon. And your dress is simply stunning! :)
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  • Piia

    Your dress looks so lovely and I love the little rosette! So Carrie :)
    Bowtie Diary

  • Emily @ Wardrobe Block

    I REALLY need to go to Kew Gardens!! It always looks so beautiful. And that dress is so pretty!

  • jo

    This looks like the perfect Sunday. Love your dress and the flower, you look lovely :)

    Jo. x

  • Duck

    I see you matched your dress colour to the peacock! Love a bit of sheer.

  • Rachel

    What gorgeous pics, I haven’t been to Kew in ages…love the dress I just got a similar dip hem one from Glamorous :) xx

  • lalipops

    you have a beautiful blog <3

  • Lizzie

    Beautiful! And what a lovely setting and such stunning photography!xx

  • Stephanie / FAIIINT

    These photos are really beautiful & you look so stunning in that dress! The colour suits you perfectly & you’ve gotta love a bit of sheer! Kew’s always one of the places I really want to visit but never get around to, after seeing these photos though I really think I need to make more of an effort to go! :)

  • Lily Fulvio-Mason

    thank-you for the comment my lovely,

    you look so beautiful! i dream of taking pictures in kew gardens, they are so pretty!

    lots of love,

    lily from red brick lipstick

  • Sarah Betty

    Your photos on incredible here. I love the detailing. And My God, your dress. I WANT IT.

    Sarah Betty xx

  • Angela Donava

    La robe est tres belle!J’aime beaucoup
    Angela Donava

  • floral and feather

    Beautiful pictures. I’m hoping to go to Kew this weekend, am really looking forward to in now!

  • Flight of Fancy Girl

    Such a beautiful place and a beautiful you!

  • http://[email protected] A Girl, A Style

    Lovely post Becky! I just adore Kew Gardens; it’s near my family’s place in London and I love lazing there on hot days, or watching the leaves turn in Autumn. Thank you for sharing!

    Briony xx

  • Kate

    I LOVE that color on you! You look really great. And that botanical garden is UNREAL! I love it.

    We’re already friends on IFB but I’ve added/followed you across the platforms now!

    - Kate

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