Chelsea Flower Show Tour 2014
May 20th - 28th

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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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