Waterlily House, Richmond-upon-Thames

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#11 of 14 in Parks in Richmond-upon-Thames
Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • Interesting glass house and very fine lily pond. Definitely worthy of a brief visit as you tour Kew Gardens. 
    Interesting glass house and very fine lily pond. Definitely worthy of a brief visit as you tour Kew Gardens.  more »
  • A must visit, when at Kew Botanical Gardens. A stunning array of waterlilies, along with other exotic plants (don't forget to look up and around!), which had us mesmorised! 
    A must visit, when at Kew Botanical Gardens. A stunning array of waterlilies, along with other exotic plants (don't forget to look up and around!), which had us mesmorised!  more »
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  • You cannot go to The Royal Botanical Gardens of Kew without stepping into this luxurious wee heated conservatory! As you step into it's annex you get the most glorious odour of moist jungle and pond (I love this smell). To either side of the entrance is a wee planted pond. Going into the main area you are greeted with an immense circular pond with an array of circular lily pads almost always some will be in flower, from wee to mahoosive. Reflected are the fantastic engineering skills of the metalwork that holds up the ceiling. Pin pricked by the ripples of wee tropical fish mouthing the surface water. In each corner of the conservatory is another wee planted pond. Flanked all the way around these and the entire conservatory are flowering plants. And above each of the corner ponds is a magnificent planted basket. Very rarely crowded at the best of times. And to my mind, it is my favourite of all the conservatories within Kew Gardens.
  • Cracking, must visit for all those who love a pond. I would recommend walking round the back to see some of the beautiful and rare trees!

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