On this sunny morning the Royal Botanical Gardens were full of children running and parents chasing. The last of the blooms were on the azaleas and rhododendrons. Surprisingly the Gardens are free. Originally founded for medicinal plants in 1670, the gardens now exceeds 3 million preserved species. I opted to pay for the Glasshouse tour. It was 5 pounds well spent.
The Palm House – Glasshouse Tour
By far the most spectacular plant at the gardens are the water lilies. The blooming ones with goldfish swimming by were charming but the real stars are the kiddie-pool sized lilies, nymphaeaceae.