It may sound like I'm jet setting off all over the place now that my course has finished but I have been treated to a few niceties to celebrate being a fully qualified garden designer and a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew was just what was needed! I've been before many years ago and remembered how much I enjoyed it and the inspiration I got from the different areas within the gardens. We spent a whole day there and for me that wasn't enough time, I think we were one of the last through the gates as they were closing at 6.30pm!
We entered through the main gate as there are a few different entrances and passed Kew Palace which was once the family home of George III, it had a formal garden at the rear and a flower and vegetable garden to the side. Parterres and Knot Gardens have their place and whilst they aren't a favourite of mine I do appreciate them and the history of them. I particularly liked this combination for contrast of both form and colour.