Friday, 22 June 2018

A Visit to the Renovated Temperate House in Kew Gardens

22nd June 2018

Beautiful weather again this week.....

.....I decided to visit the wonderful Temperate House in Kew which has had an amazing renovation....





....some of the beautiful blooms...


....the pattern in the centre is stunning....


....always love the sound of running water....



.....a wonderful structure...



....looking down from half way up the spiral staircase...


....view of the ferns from the gallery, stunning...

...the side structures...


...the roof....


...a display of colourful leaves.



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Spent the next hour meandering through the gardens and found places I had not seen before!



The boardwalk was stunning...


...found the 'Ice House'




...the domed ceiling...


....water lilies...



....there were many school parties enjoying the open spaces, even having their picnic lunch under the huge trees which made a 'cave like' space. 

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A few years ago I bought this book of knitting patterns at the Yarndale Event in Skipton. The patterns are mostly very simple, using mainly garter stitch, but so easy for a child to wear and quick to make!!


I used a cotton/silk blend yarn, so soft,  to make this little cardigan/jacket for Alba and have enough yarn to make a little jumper for another special little person!


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Off home sitting next week, back to near Hampton Court so will be enjoying dog walking along the river Thames, I have my embroidery kit and knitting project packed and ready to go!!!