Yesterday, we went to Kew Gardens. I love it here, despite it being as far from my house as you can get while still being in London. It’s tidy, there’s no dogshit, there are no weeds. It’s brilliant.
One thing I love about it is it shows what a plant will look like when it’s really mature. Very few gardens are old enough that they show this.
Every now and then I think that it would be amazing to have a load of rhododendrons. However, they take a while to get really big.
One plant I noticed in particular was this cotoneaster. I tend to think of this as a supermarket plant (although I do have a couple) but this really was spectacular. It’s surprising how lovely an “ordinary” plant can be.
My daughter particularly liked hiding behind trees and going off path. It’s a good place to take kids, as long as the weather is nice.