Post by patricklondon on Aug 10, 2016 14:44:46 GMT
Ah me, time was when, if you lived nearby as I did then, it was a cheap day out in the school holidays, costing only 3d in old money, and famous as just about the only thing that got marginally cheaper at decimalisation, going down to 1p (the equivalent of 2.4 old pence). But they weren't spending anything like as much money on plants, research facilities, new developments and artworks and the like. It has to be said, there's so much more there now.
I have just looked through this wonderful report a second time - You saw more of Kew than we did! I did not know at the time of our visit that one could actually go inside Kew Palace. We did do the Princess of Wales conservatory but skipped the Palm House (which I visited at least 40 years ago). Kew Gardens is definitely worth a second look - your photos are lovely Bixa.