Chelsea Physic Garden, London

Visiting the Chelsea Physic Garden

Established in 1673, Chelsea Physic Garden is the second oldest botanical garden in England (after Oxford) and a beautiful hidden gem tucked away between Royal Hospital Road and the Thames Embankment. The garden is a celebration of the beauty and importance of plants, housing a unique living collection of around 5,000 types, with a focus…

Kensington Palace Princess Diana Memorial Garden

The White Garden at Kensington Palace

The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace has been transformed into the White Garden, a memorial garden to mark the 20th anniversary of the tragic death of Princess Diana. Over spring and summer 2017, the White Garden will be filled with Princess Diana’s favourite flowers with a design inspired by her life, style and image. The…

Jurassic Kingdom, Osterley Park, London

Jurassic Kingdom at Osterley Park

Earlier this week, we had a great time with friends seeing dinosaurs come to life in the Jurassic Kingdom event that’s running at Osterley Park, Isleworth, until 17th April. Little T and his friends all brought their binoculars, which was very cute, and had a blast spotting animatronic dinosaurs along the woodland trail behind Osterley…

Blossom Tree in Kensington Gardens, London

Day Out Exploring Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and, across its 265 acres to explore, you’ll find Kensington Palace, the Italian Gardens, Albert Memorial, Peter Pan Statue, the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground and the Serpentine Galleries. Kensington Gardens is centrally located, close to Kensington, Bayswater, Notting Hill and Lancaster Gate, and a…

Autumn at National Trust Winkworth Arboretum

Day Out at Winkworth Arboretum

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been on somewhat of a mission to enjoy the autumn foliage while it lasts and National Trust sites have been my go-to for exploring the countryside near London. Last week we visited Winkworth Arboretum in Godalming, Surrey (just under an hour’s drive from west London), a wooded valley…

National Trust Osterley House

Winter Walk at National Trust: Osterley Park & House

Earlier this month I joined the National Trust with a goal of exploring more of the countryside and heritage sites within an hour or so by car from London and, having just received their handbook of over 500 historic places, countryside and coastline, I already have a long bucket list of places to visit over the next year. The first…