I planned on putting this up earlier, but I was kept quite busy. So, before we all head off to enjoy the second long weekend and revel in the festivities of the Royal Wedding, allow me to cover the Easter Activities at Kew Gardens!
As luck would have it, I completely forgot my DSLR in my excitement and had to settle for using my camera-phone. You can view the rest of the images on the Destination Richmond Facebook Photo Album (click here)
It was an insanely beautiful day and Kew Gardens was teeming with parents and children, and lovers alike. I took my brother since he needed some fresh air, and we had fun...though, not in so many words. As mentioned in the previous post, I was looking forward to taking part in Chocolate Making, but unfortunately it was only open to parents and children, of which I am neither...I've always wanted to give it a go...guess I'll have to keep my eyes open for another opportunity.
The next was Chocolate Tasting, which was open to all, but the table was crowded with children and I didn't want to rob them of the sweet goodness. It seems like I didn't get to do anything Chocolate-related apart from taking pictures of the Chocolate-coloured Easter Sculptures dotted about between the Orangery and White Peaks Cafe's. Those were very nice to look at .
Kew Palace looked wonderful in the Sun:
It was just nice to see the Gardens so full of people enjoying the grounds and activities. Since my brother had only been a few times and hadn't explored properly, I took him to the aquarium in the lower levels of Palm House. He really enjoyed it, though my main reason for taking him down was to show him the seahorses and, yet again, as luck would have it...the seahorse tank was under maintenance - it certainly wasn't our luck that day, haha!
Ah well, we had a lovely day anyway rounded off by some nice ice cream and my favourite Lemonade Lollies.