Thursday, August 25, 2011

A trip up River to Hampton Court.

We travelled up the Thames by boat. An interesting trip through 2 locks and passed many lovely riverside homes. It was chilly as we rounded some of the bends and I was glad of my jacket and warm scarf I bought in Edinburgh. The sun was shining when we visited another spectacular garden.
The pond gardens ( below ) are sunken and have some exotic plants.

Finally I got a photo of a robin redbreast.

In a glasshouse grows a grapevine that was planted by Capability Brown in 1786. It has a special bed just for the roots.It had lots of grapebunches too.

 Inside the palace we saw some really fun reenactments of an audience with Henry 8th.

We visited the vast old kitchens, the court yards

 and some of ( but not all ) the palace before catching the train back to London..


Thimbleanna said...

It looks like such fun Ali. I just told hubs the other day that I want to visit Hampton Court the next time we go to London. Now I'm sure of it!

The Herbalist's Cottage said...

Oh the red robin is sooo English!
You sure got to see lots.