The Teddington Gardener

From the top of the Pagoda, Kew Gardens: On a clear day you can see…..? But not as far as Yorkshire, or Kirstenboch

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But first, a little history – the Pagoda dates back to 1762, built as a surprise for Princess Augusta, mother of George III…

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253 steps, ten flights of shallow steps with a wide landing at each level with views across Kew Gardens and as you gain height, London beyond

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Across the Gardens NE to the London Skyline…

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London skyline… 12 miles or so distant

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West, the Chokushi-mon below

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To Richmond Hill and the Star and Garter

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The Temperate House and through the trees, the Palm House

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The Temperate House – closed for refurbishment

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Syon House and the Great Conservatory

on a clear day, you can see… well, not quite

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Meanwhile, elsewhere in Kew

and the Temperate House, undergoing a lot of renovation..

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http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/explore/attractions/pagoda

http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/whats-on/climb-the-pagoda

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Botanic_Gardens,_Kew

 

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