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Kew Gardens and the Hive: bees, plants & people

I last visited the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew more than 30 years ago, and all I remember of it is being on the raised iron walkway in the palmhouse with a thundering, vomit-inducing headache (I’m not prone to them, which is why it’s stuck in my memory). 824 more words

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chocolate in the gardens

It’s about time some more chocolate research was undertaken, don’t you think? On a crazy balmy winter day this week (25 degrees mid winter – what is going on, Sydney?!), we ventured forth to the Royal Botanic Gardens to explore the new building the Calyx, which is essentially a new glasshouse and marks the gardens’ second centenary in 2016. 262 more words

VIVID // 17.06.16

So although in a previous post I mentioned that I didn’t get to go to Vivid this year, I actually ended up going on the second last night with a few friends :) I haven’t posted anything in a while due to a lack of time, however I thought I’d just leave some photos up for now because I don’t want to leave my blog looking abandoned. 186 more words


That leaf-encumbered forest

We feel the darkness of America from afar, but we are still enjoying our last month in London.

This past weekend, we were able to visit two green spaces I have long wanted to see—Richmond Park and Kew Gardens—and see Buckingham Palace for a hot second, Trafalgar Square, and the National Gallery. 23 more words


Paint Splashed - The Rainbow Lorikeet

Australia is blessed with a veritable jewel box of birds. Parrots, kingfishers, wrens to name but a few, are bursting with colour and character. There is one species of bird, though that stands above all for its paint explosion colouration; the… 392 more words


Memories in Melbourne: Part III

I know. I know. I failed to deliver a new blog post last night due to implications and I’m super sorry but as promised here’s how day three went down while my partner and I visited Melbourne. 243 more words


a lovely day at kew gardens.

my mum and sister came to visit on the 24th june and we did quite a bit – visited the natural history museum, went for afternoon tea in covent garden and visited kew gardens. 21 more words