Wednesday dawned overcast but we were excited to get out on the town that morning. Breakfast sounded like a good idea so we walked down the block to the local bakery. Borehamwood reminded me a bit of downtown Hartselle with shops lining the street on both sides. The differences were striking though. Shops for every nationality of food and grocery, banks, a train station... the one thing was the same: Starbucks on the corner. We made out way into the bakery and I know they thought I was nuts when I started taking pictures... it was just so cute!
Kew Gardens was beautiful even in the rain. The 300 acre site is full of trees and green houses with plants from all over the world.
This is the world's oldest known potted plant dating from, if I remember right, 1775. Older than our entire country.
Bananas have a tail. Who knew?
A rose garden and long view of the park grounds.
The water lily house:
Carving to show the tree's veins.
Root system insects.
Mutant English Swans
We called it an early night in anticipation of our side trip to Wales the next day.