Chelsea Flower Show Tour 2014
May 20th - 28th
|May 25th Our Day of Leisure
This trip I choose to visit...
Holland Park and the Fukushima (Kyoto) Gardens - it had been a long time
since I visited here and wow, what a treat. Loved the old ice house that is
now housing pop up art galleries and other cool events. The formal gardens
were beautiful and with the artwork behind you could get a really neat
feeling of what it must have been like living here at that time. The summer
house with the beautiful curved windows is now a posh restaurant called
Belvedere in Holland Park. The Kyoto Gardens are small and easy to visit as
well. The dogwood trees in full bloom and the calling of the peacocks was
wonderful. I kind of got lost in the forest, this is a huge place, and came
out to a small garden loaded with tropical plants...a lovely bonus.
Kensington Palace and Gardens and Afternoon Tea at the Orangery at
Kensington Palace - I visited inside the Palace to see the current
exhibitions. There were three I wanted to see. All worthwhile visits as I
learned so much and saw so much too! I especially enjoyed the dress exhibit.
Then a walk through the gardens on my way to the Orangery for my Afternoon
Tea. Sitting in this building was beautiful and being served delicious food
on lovely china was just so memorable. The orange flavoured scones were very
nice. There was a harpist playing as well. This is hugely busy so
reservations are a must and you can either eat inside or outside if the
weather is nice and it was. I ended up leaving 2 1/2 hours later - time
mostly spent with the manager of the place....and got a couple of photos of
the outside area.
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