Wednesday, May 8, 2013

30 April 2013 - Royal Botanical Gardens of Kew Part II


Back for more on Kew Gardens!

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Not sure if this look the same as Spider lilies commonly planted in Singapore - Hymenocallis speciosa
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Oh hello, Cannonball Tree, fancy meeting you here too!
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Justicia flowers
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Aphelandra sinchairiana - can be found in Bukit Batok Nature Park too
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Spathiphyllum communtatum
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Medinilla sp.
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Inside the Palm House
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Ooo, another familiar friend here - Ficus religiosa
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Beautiful scenery at every corner
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Holly?
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The lawns were covered in little wildflowers! Very pretty
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We went on the tram, which we paid 3 bucks for unlimited rides for a day
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A peacock! It was quite tame, strolling along the moving tram, posing for pictures
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Kew Palace where King George III used to live - the palace was quite outstanding in its green surroundings
King George III
King George III
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Tulips everywhere!
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I am quite obsessed with the landscaping here as you can see....
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It was a beautiful day!
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More outdoor shots
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I could really stay here all day long if given a chance!
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Madame Tussaud's bust of George III
Madame Tussaud bust of George III
Madame Tussaud bust of George III
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Replica of the dinner table - we could see what they used to have for meals
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Customized doorlocks - I cannot remember the exact significance
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At the back of the palace - Queen's Garden - filled with lots of herbs and plants
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It was beautiful once again!
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I am quite tickled by the pruning techniques here
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Back view of the Palace
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Imagine lots of beautiful climbers hanging from the top
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Not sure of the purpose, reminded me of the Bandstand in SBG
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Not sure if there are flowers or new leaves, or are they seeds?
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Another glasshouse which is out of bounds to public
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Corvus sp. - not sure which species of Crow is this
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Lots of unknown IDs, any help welcomed! :)
More posts to come, stay tuned!

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