As we run head first into the festive season, I thought it would be nice to have one last look at some blazing autumn colour. Last month the whole Coneycat clan met up at Kew Gardens to celebrate a couple of birthdays. It’s not often all 14 of us are together (although my brother in law had to miss the day due to work, sadly) and it’s so fun to see all the cousins playing and being good pals and to catch up with my sisters too.

It’s quite hard to take photos when you’re keeping an eye on lots of children who all want to walk in different directions, but here’s a few highlights from the day.

Obviously we started our trip walking around the Palm House. I think most visitors who come to Kew go into the Palm House first, don’t they? Especially in the colder months, it’s warm in there.

While the kiddos were having a good run around after lunch, I took the opportunity to have a qick look around the water lilly house, once of my favourite places in Kew.

Rather unsurprisingly, the autumn colours at Kew are incredible. There is a beautiful vista wherever you look.

Another way to have a look around Kew is to stroll along the treetop walk. This was the number one thing I wanted to do on this trip and it didn’t disappoint, especially with all the autumn foliage around. It’s not the best thing for people who aren’t great with heights – the sides came up to chest hight, but you can see down to the ground below you through the floor which made me feel a bit funny!

There was so much we didn’t get to see on this trip, the Princess Diana conservatory with its wonderful orchids for example, but that just means we have to visit again (although I may just have to go without children and just my camera…). We did visit the installation The Hive, but that was so brilliant it deserves its own post.


  1. Kew gardens look absolutely stunning. The colours are so beautiful. I’m not sure about the tree top walk though, I think I’d have to give that a miss!! #mmbc

  2. Hi Charlotte, I could do with time in the palm house right now! I am sat in front the fire and I’m still cold! The treetop walk looks amazing as do the colours. I’m not sure about the ‘tree’ statues though. I can’t decide whether I like them or they are a little too creepy for me.

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.


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