After hearing there was an orchid festival at kew gardens I thought it would be worthy of a visit .
The school pick was arranged for hubby and I packed my camera and umbrella and headed for the station.
Kew gardens station is situated at the end of a pretty little London street with some beautiful shops and cafe’s there’s a book store some quirky clothes shops and of course a florist.
It cost £16 for the entrance fee I did wonder if I had done the right thing when the rain started pouring and Gail force winds blew my hair across my face but I persevered and headed straight for the orchid show.
Upon entrance there were lots of school children on trips , partners and friends and plenty of people taking photos. There was me on my Todd perfectly happy though!
The orchids were arranged beautifully with lots of information on how orchids were collected by people that travelled the world on far off adventures.
A few varietys mainly phalenopsis arranged in a crate.
Phalenopsis Bee sting.
The stunning Diamond sky phalenopsis previewed at kew for the first time, ( of course I just had to buy!)
Some stunning slipper orchids.